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School children's Garden Bridge letters revealed

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The AJ’s FOI request to the mayor of London on the subject of Garden Bridge correspondence has unearthed refreshing opinions from some of the capital’s primary school pupils

The primary school pupils at St Michael’s school in Highgate were asked by their teacher to write to Boris Johnson about the controversial bridge as part of a persuasive writing project.

One wrote: ‘The bridge will show a ravishing view and will not be dangerous at all. The high quality bridge will be mind-blowing and breathtaking. It will fill people’s faces with joy and delight. You are a wonderful and impethetic (sic), funny and joyful but your amazing character will die if you don’t accept it.’

Another child was less impressed, writing: ‘You could easily spend the money for better stuff such as hospitals, charity, houses and protecting the poor … it is the most pathetic idea you have ever thought of. I think you should personally speak to the designers and have a huge go at them.’

Garden bridge letter

The young correspondent was clearly more impressed with the mayor than the bridge, adding: ‘You are the most handsome mayor I’ve ever set eyes on Mr Johnson. Your young face, your admiring eyes and your shapely nose. I can’t get enough of you honestly. Goodbye my smart mayor!’


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