Providing aspirational, exceptional opportunities for Cardwell pupils is the inspiration and drive behind setting up extensive links with the wider community in London. We are very grateful for the commitment and opportunities afforded to Cardwell pupils through these generous links.
Our school community partnerships are:
Team London (Mayor of London's volunteering programme)
We were selected to be the lead school for the Royal Borough of Greenwich to lead the Young Leader programme in which a group of pupils are selected to be Team London Young Leaders and visit City Hall throughout the school year joining up with other schools in the Borough to form a youth panel. The group of pupils are then given a small budget to run their own local campaign or event in their borough which will make an impact on the local community and inspire others to join the movement. Projects have so far benefited and educated over 1000 pupils in the borough on how to develop a fit and healthy lifestyle.
Team London Enterprise Advisers (BDO insurance)
Business volunteers working in senior roles, work with us to develop careers education and business engagement strategies. This ensures that young people are equipped with the skills they need. Previous projects include – the Virgin Fiver Challenge - a way of introducing financial literacy, resilience and teamwork. Pupils had a month to set up a mini business and create a product or service they can then sell or deliver at a profit at the Summer Fair and engage with their local community.
Metro Bank Money Zone introduces Years 4, 5 and 6 pupils to financial skills, helping them understand how money, saving and banking work.
The programme takes place over 4 sessions:
- A trained bank colleague comes to school to teach the first 3 sessions in the classroom
- The fourth session takes place at a Metro Bank store. Pupils meet real Metro Bank cashiers, step inside a vault, experience the Magic Money Machine and more.
Price Waterhouse Coopers
Sent us in one of their policy experts to do a community debate around Brexit just before the referendum, and we also attended their Pantomine production of Hansel and Gretel in Central London.
Charlton Athletic Football Club
Providing new initiatives such as the Equality and Diversity Seminar at The Valley with a CAFC player appearance and stadium tour and funding Skills2Achieve PE and PSHE assessment tool.
We have been invited us to their offices multiple times to give our children the opportunity to create their own video packages and participate in debates.
Matthew Pennycook, the Woolwich MP
Arranged House of Parliament visits for years 2 – 6.
Worked with community champion to provide singing and they have provided prizes for our school raffles and helped in the running of our sports events.
The Royal Collection
Many pupils have visited Buckingham Palace to develop Literacy and widen horizons.
Under 1 Roof
We were the first school to visit the centre and pupils were able to try out the facilities. Key Stage 1 pupils have since visited the centre for theatre workshops and the school council provided work for their gallery which was officially opened by our school councillors. The school choir were invited to perform at their 1st Birthday Party celebrations and took part in activities during the day.
Pupils are members of their Children's Parliament which consists of pupils from four Greenwich primary schools. The pupils work alongside Under1Roof staff organising and leading events to benefit the local community.
Provide funding and food for breakfast club before school.
The Royal Navy
The Royal Navy have led assemblies and provided team building and confidence building workshops.
EEA (Emergency Exit Arts)
Art company that we have worked alongside to produce work for the Woolwich Winter Warmer Festival and the Woolwich Carnival.
Worked alongside them to provide drumming and dance for the Woolwich Winter Warmer Festival and the Woolwich Carnival.
The Kings Troop Royal Horse Artillery
We had visits from the horses and soldiers and pupils will soon be visiting the barracks.
Provided display photos and frames and printing for school events.
Pyramid Martial Arts
Provided instructors to support our sports events.
Charlton Park Care Home
Pupils have sung for the elderly residents.
Sports companies for extra-curricular activity
Beaming Stars - Gymnastics classes
Charlton Athletic Community Trust - Football clubs
United Kingdom Taekwon-Do Association - Taekwon-Do club
Loopy Lou's Dance Factory - Dance workshops
Florence Champion and Jack Everson - Ballet clubs