Forest Gate pupils’ “creative” week out

St Bon's boys kayaking in the Docks.

St Bon's boys kayaking in the Docks. - Credit: Archant

A school in Forest Gate organised a week of amazing opportunities for pupils to explore their passions.

St Bon's boys with their self-designed beach volleyball kit.

St Bon's boys with their self-designed beach volleyball kit. - Credit: Archant

St Bonaventure’s School, in Boleyn Road, held their first “Create and Innovate” event which comprised a week of activities to help students explore their individual interests.

The pupils could choose between a number of groups to join who all pursued a different passion such as “Adventure Outdoors” which trekked through the Essex countryside, where they delved into a nuclear bunker; “Learn to be Lawyer” group visited the Old Bailey; “Cycling for Fun” team cycled round the Herne Hill velodrome; “Language of Sport” designed beach volleyball kit; and the “Junior Apprentices” visited the BP Trading Floor in Canary Wharf.

Later on in the week, students could choose whether they wanted to visit a number of attractions including a West End theatre, London Zoo, and Southend-on-Sea.

Headteacher Paul Halliwell said: “This week has shown that with careful planning you can bring diversity and creativity to the curriculum and devise interesting and innovative projects that are both fun and interesting as well as teaching our students new skills that they will hopefully pursue outside school.”

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