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 are the lead school for Greenwich and we have a group of pupils who are Team London Young Leaders and join up with other schools in the Borough to form youth panels. These small groups of pupils are given a small budget to run their own project which will benefit the local community. The goal is to inspire others to join the movement by leading a local campaign or event in their borough.
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.
HSBC School Bank
A mini HSBC branch was set up in the school. It's set up and managed by children, for children, with support and guidance of local branch employees. HSBC branch employees interviewed pupils for the different branch roles, train and then supported the start-up of our school bank.
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 Grettel in Central London on the 24.1.17.
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.
The Royal CollectionMany pupils have visited Buckingham Palace to develop Literacy and widen horizons.
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.
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.
Under 1 Roof
Visited the centre and provided work for their gallery.
Provide funding and food for breakfast club before school.
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
Visits from the horses and soldiers and trips to 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
Charlton Athletic Community Trust - Football clubs
Progressive Sports - Zumba club
United Kingdom Taekwon-Do Association - Taekwon-Do club
Loopy Lou's Dance Factory - Dance workshops
Florence Champion and Jack Everson - Ballet clubs