One of the great advantages of our central location is that there are so many extraordinary cultural and historic sites within easy reach of the school – and so many potential visitors who can come in to give exciting performances and talks.
This is something that we take advantage of throughout the school, with each class welcoming a visitor or enjoying a trip at least once a term.
In recent months, for example, our Green Room children have enjoyed the delights of Battersea Park Zoo and received a visit from the Happy Feet Road Safety Team, while our Red Room children have taken a tour of the Natural History Museum and visited Bevis Marks Synagogue.
In the Lower House, our Yellow Room children have sampled the wares of the Chocolate Museum and our Blue Room boys and girls have explored the Science Museum. And all of the Red, Green, Yellow and Blue Room children are regularly treated to visits from the Little Angel Theatre Company who put on fabulous performances including ‘Handa’s Hen’ and ‘The Journey Home’.
In the Upper House, the Rainbow Room children have visited Mountfitchet Castle and Kew Gardens, our Balloon and Kite Rooms have taken a trip to Walton-on-the-Naze and Mile End climbing wall, and our Star Room pupils have enjoyed a walk to St Paul’s Cathedral.
And then, of course, we have the residential trip for our Star Room children – a much-anticipated highlight of their time at school, where they get to enjoy four days of challenging outward-bound activities.
So whether it’s the paintings displayed at the National Gallery, the thought-provoking exhibits in the Imperial War Museum, or the sheer fun of a trip to the theatre or cinema, our children can expect to benefit from all of the many cultural and educational experiences that London and the surrounding countryside can offer.