Search

Royal Docks school entertains elderly and a paralympian

17:21 22 July 2014

Royal Docks school head teacher Wendy Bower presents Julian Bridgeman with a birthday cake at the Elders Tea Party

Royal Docks school head teacher Wendy Bower presents Julian Bridgeman with a birthday cake at the Elders Tea Party

Archant

A combination of fun and fitness gave staff and students at a Canning Town school a memorable end to their summer term.

Paralympian Andy Barrow with students at their sports dayParalympian Andy Barrow with students at their sports day

Royal Docks Community School managed to host a party for elders side by side with a sports day. Paralympic wheelchair rugby player Andy Barrow spent much of the afternoon in the school’s gym, working with some children as part of a motivational disability in sports project.

Other youngsters took part in a tea party for some of the area’s elderly residents, including Julian Bridgeman, 101, who was presented with a birthday cake by the head teacher Wendy Bower. Students at the school in Prince Regent Lane, also interviewed him about his varied life experiences. He also sang during the party.

Julie Payne, deputy head of Year 11 and community co-ordinator said: “The Elders Tea Party is a regular event that we hold every term but this party is a little more special as we celebrated the 101st birthday of one of our guests, Julian Bridgeman.

Also, as part of an enrichment activity around local history, students plan to interview guests to learn what the community was like when they were students. The parties have always been a great platform from which to build relationships between the elders and youth of the community.”

Councillors Marie collier, Pat Holland and her husband Patrick were among those who enoyed the tea party.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Newham Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Newham Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Newham Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest News Stories

Yesterday, 17:04
Derek Stainsby is running the London Marathon for Child Poverty Action Group

Being sold unsuitable shoes might have set Derek Stainsby’s training back somewhat, but he’s determined not to let that stop him completing the London Marathon.

Yesterday, 13:37
Erika Skuseviciute died after falling on to the track at Stratford Station

A woman died when she was hit by a train after suffering an epileptic fit and falling on to the tracks, a coroners’ court heard.

Yesterday, 11:19
Police on the scene of a murder investigation at City of London Cemetery and Crematorium in Manor Park, Newham after a man was found with an injury to his neck.

A Jury has retired to consider a verdict in a trial of a man accused of murdering a mourner at a family funeral in Manor Park.

Southwark Crown Court
Yesterday, 10:59
The indoor farm in Beckton will look like this one currently operating in the Netherlands

The nation’s first commercial aquaponic urban farm is set to open in a Beckton warehouse.

Newham Council

Most read news

Competitions

Glen Moray whiskey could be winging its way to you.

The Glen Moray Classic is a classic Speyside single malt and forms the starting point for the Classic Range.

Read more
Seasons 1-4 on Blu-ray, as well as a shiny new Sony Blu-ray player could be coming your way!

To celebrate the fifth series of George RR Martin and HBO’s epic fantasy Game of Thrones, Ladbrokes is giving away a series one to four Blu-ray box set along with a Sony Blu-ray player to one lucky winner!

Read more

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Newham Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder