Every student and member of staff at Barking Abbey will be receiving a free copy of ‘Our Planet’ as a gift from Penguin Books. This is a wonderful gesture from Penguin and we hope that this book gives everyone an opportunity to discuss this place we call home.
As part of our Penguin partnership, we were delighted to be able to welcome political activist Femi Oluwole to our school for a talk all about Brexit. Many of our students were given the opportunity to ask their questions about this confusing political situation and one of our students was even given the wonderful opportunity to co-chair the event. Upon exiting the event, students were given a copy of Yanis Varoufakis’ ‘Talking to My Daughter ’ to help them understand the economy in even more detail.
Sandringham Campus Year 9 students had a Knife-Crime Awareness workshop day. Powerful and educational talks from the London Ambulance Service NHS Trust, the Metropolitan Police Service, and Inspired Futures.
Rivers of the World is an international art and education project delivered in partnership with the British Council and Thames Festival Trust that connects pupils around the globe to their local river through environmental, economic and cultural learning and themes. Barking Abbey School and the Art Department have been proud to have been involved in the project for over 8 years.