Lives enrichedPosted: 8th November 2019
Teenagers are being exposed to rowing, sailing, tennis and the theatre in an effort to enrich their lives.
Year 10 students at Royal Docks Academy are being given the opportunity to experience new cultural activities throughout the year.
The mission started last year with the launch of a weekly rowing club and continues this year with the creation of a whole programme of activities.
Sarah Newman, head of Year 10, said: “We have launched a new programme for all of Year 10 to go on cultural trips.
“The first trip is to the National Portrait Gallery and is followed by a walk through Hyde Park. The idea is for every student in the year group to go to things like the opera or the rugby, to musical theatre or on a London walking tour, to food festivals or music concerts.
“All of these things are within 15 minutes of the school by train and so we want everybody to benefit from living in London. We want to develop their knowledge, skills and education outside of the classroom. We want them to feel inspired and want to develop themselves as people.
“The hope is by exposing them to all of this, they will be inspired to broaden their ambitions and choices and to want to pursue a career. They will see there is a lot of life in London and they can be a part of it. It’s one of the busiest cities in the world and we want them to feel they have a stake in it by being included in what goes on.”