Shaping the future of Redbridge

As part of the Innovating Redbridge initiative, a group of South Park Primary pupils have been involved this term in work with the Council to better understand how Redbridge can work more cohesively with communities in shaping neighbourhoods.  

In spite of arriving in a blizzard, pupils spoke eloquently at a recent event at Lynton House to a packed audience of Redbridge Council staff and last night were in front of the External Scrutiny Panel at the Town Hall.  Pupils described what they love about their neighbourhood as well as some of the less desirable aspects of where they live, offering some solutions to a wide range of issues. They have also produced a video outlining their perceptions of neighbourhood.  

As a school, we look forward to participating in further events and opportunities to enable children to have a voice and shape the direction of Redbridge for their future.

Children are the future

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Redbridge Council invited South Park Primary School to make a contribution to their Innovating Redbridge project. On Wednesday, a group of Year 6 children visited Lynton House in Ilford to present a film made by their friends and speak about what their neighbourhood means to them.

An attentive audience of elected officials, council employees and the general public listened to our children speak articulately and with passion about  how we can make our neighbourhoods better places to grow up.

We are all very proud of how well they represented our school on the day.

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Computer gaming company visits Nile Class

Last week, Nile Class received an exciting visit by a team of computer games developers from a company called BeefJack. They were given a presentation about what it is like to work in the gaming industry and the processes involved in creating and promoting new computer games and apps.

The class were then asked to test and give their opinions of a new game app that is just being developed called Mouse Gang. Here are some pictures taken during this fantastic session.

Sponsored Santa Walk

This afternoon, our neighbours in Seven Kings were treated to some Christmas cheer with the sound of our children singing carols on our Sponsored Santa Walk. The sun was shining as the whole school braved a chilly day to raise money for charity on their walk. Here are some pictures of the day.

Children – don’t forget to bring in your sponsor money next week to get your little chocolate and certificate.

Singing carols at Seven Kings

Our fantastic South Park Choir sang a selection of wonderful Christmas songs and carols at the official turning on of the Christmas lights at Seven Kings station on Friday evening. The event was attended by the Mayor and local dignitaries as well as a very appreciative crowd of parents and music lovers. Well done to all those who practised so hard and sang their hearts out to cheer everyone on a cold winter evening. You can see our choir performing on this video.