Green Class go to Chinatown!
Green Class took a trip to Chinatown to celebrate International Week. We went on a scavenger hunt to identify different items such as stone lions, red lanterns and roast duck, as well as the world’s ‘smelliest’ and spikiest fruit – the Durian! The students bought fortune cookies and chopsticks as souvenirs and also a variety of interesting and unusual Chinese cakes to taste the following day.
Sixth Form students have had the opportunity to work at the local farm. They have been involved in various tasks, i.e. using the wheelbarrow, changing water for animals, washing the farm equipment. In addition to this, the students have been learning how to follow health and safety rules e.g. wearing gloves and using the soap after working with the animals.rs in industry. The judges mentioned The Bridge School twice in their summing up! Well done Sixth Form.
Go go gardeners!
Sixth Form students have been taking part in gardening activities at Beacon High School. We have been kindly offered an access to the roof garden by staff members of Beacon High School. On a weekly basis, our students have been involved in weeding, sweeping and feeding the chickens.
Shakespeare Schools Festival
In November, students from the secondary site took part in the Shakespeare Schools Festival. They performed ‘Macbeth’ to a packed audience of the general public at the Pleasance Theatre in Islington alongside other secondary and primary schools.
Cloudesley Foundation Anniversary Grant
The Bridge Secondary School has recently been in receipt of a traverse wall for their playdeck, thanks to a successful grant application to the Cloudesley Foundation.
Recreational space within our purpose built school buildings are extremely limited, whilst a large number of our young people are tremendously energetic. They require a range of physical outlets to support their sensory, health and well-being needs.
Climbing supports child development in a number of ways and without the assistance and generous support of the Cloudesley Foundation, our young people would not now be cherishing a new safe space in which they challenge themselves; play both alone and collaboratively; grow, exercise and develop their movement and well being.
Canopy Tree Project
The Bridge Secondary were visited by the Labour MP Emily Thornberry as part of the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy Tree Project. The Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy (QCC) is a network of global forest conservation initiatives to mark Her Majesty’s lifetime of service to the Commonwealth. Fifty thousand trees were donated to individuals and organisations across the UK to be planted and we were lucky enough to be given one of them. Emily Thornberry had a tour of our school and presented us with a silver birch tree which our students helped her to plant. We look forward to watching it grow! www.queenscommonwealthcanopy.org