the end of a busy and fruitful term in BLC

Today is the last day of term for most of us and what a busy term its been! Thank you to all our amazing partner organisations and individuals who have worked with us this term and enriched the learning for our staff, children and young people. A few highlights have included the development of our primary girls football offer through work with Black Prince Trust, Powerleague, Girls United FA and Fulham Football Club. Last month over 100 girls were playing football together and next term we shall start our league with 16 teams signed up! On our Paul Hamlyn Foundation Confident Creators programme, now in its second year, we have been delighted to work with Pegasus Opera and artist Liz Atkin – some wonderful lessons have been delivered this term from songwriting with year 1 classes on The Stick Man to children making fabulous Antarctic sea creatures from clay in year 2 and many more. We are delighted to have made a start with our new creative writing project with storymaker Steven Camden and Cath Greenwood from the Unicorn Theatre. funded by the Laurel Trust, and look forward to developing this work in 2020. The BLC is interested in supporting the whole child and our work with Guys and St Thomas’ Charity puts children’s health and well being high on our agenda. We are excited to see the new Oval House theatre building go up in Brixton and have been delighted that pupils from Hill Mead and St John’s Angell Town Primary have been working with architects Matt and Fiona to design a temporary performance space that will be used in the summer whilst the permanent building is completed. Our Science partnership with Ogden Trust has got off to a great start with high quality training for teachers across the cluster, Nursery through to KS4 and we look forward to a strong Science focus next term with our annual Science Fair at St Gabriel’s College. This is just a snap shot of some of the things we have done this term. Thanks to all the staff and families in our schools for their endless support and enthusiasm this term and of course to the pupils in our schools. Wishing everyone a very happy break and looking forward to 2020.