Teachers take Canning Town boys on adventure day

Rokeby School pupils battle the monkey bars.

Rokeby School pupils battle the monkey bars. - Credit: Archant

Teachers used additional Government funding to take their pupils on an adventurous day out.

Rokeby School pupils tackle an obstacle course at Outdoors in the City.

Rokeby School pupils tackle an obstacle course at Outdoors in the City. - Credit: Archant

Every boy in Years Seven, Eight, and Nine at Rokeby School, Barking Road, Canning Town had the opportunity to visit Outdoors in the City paid by the Pupil Premium which is given to schools to support disadvantaged pupils.

The Beckton activity centre, which is run by Newham charity Community Links, got the students trying their hand at archery, BMX biking, the climbing wall, the leap of faith (jumping from a tall standing pole and grabbing on to a bar), a mini-assault course, and the zip-wire.

Teachers used the activities to develop the boys’ teamwork, problem-solving, and communication skills.

Khaledur Rahman, a Year Eight student at Rokeby, said: “The adventurous activities were great fun but the skills we learned can change who you are.

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“The whole class had good fun whilst being challenged to work as a team.”

Caroline Oakley, development manager at Outdoors in the City, said: “It has been fantastic working with so many students and staff to create meaningful learning outcomes in this unique outdoor learning environment.

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“We feel privileged to be a part of such an innovative project.”

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