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Headteacher's Weekly Message: 1st February 2019

Creative Careers Event – Find your future

On Wednesday 30 January 2019 the Art and Design department of Sarah Bonnell hosted our first Creative Careers event delivered in partnership with Bow Arts Consortium.  To start the event, we had keynote talks from Leyla Reynolds – Artistic Director of gla-dem magazine and Jessica Ashman who is a BAFTA award winning animation artist and arts educator. Students then had the opportunity to meet creative professionals from across a variety of art sectors and learn about the careers available. Parents and students were also able to speak to industry professionals including those working in the areas of Architecture, Interior Design, Design Innovation and many more. The feedback from the artists and designers visiting the school was fantastic with photographer ‘Skallywag Fox’ commenting that Sarah Bonnell students are ‘thoughtful, interested and polite’ as they talked to him about his powerful fashion photography and portraits. A highlight of the evening for me was listening to Janine Francois, a former Sarah Bonnell student herself, talk about her happy memories of school and describing the journey she had taken to become a pioneering lecturer at London College of Fashion and PhD student working for her doctorate. The feedback from parents and students was also excellent with students gaining knowledge about how to ‘Find their future in Creative Careers’ Aim High

Sarah Bonnell reflects on Holocaust Memorial Day

This annual event marks the national day to remember and learn from the Holocaust and subsequent genocides in Rwanda, Cambodia, Bosnia and Darfur. Students were involved in a variety of activities to remember what Holocaust survivors went through between 1942-1945. In changing times, it seems even more appropriate that we learn from the past in order to secure a peaceful future. Be Nice

Newham Civil Society Youth Commission

Ms Sangster (Deputy Headteacher) and Ms Clark (Deputy Headteacher) took 11 Year 8 students to the Newham Civil Society Youth Commission on Tuesday 31 January 2019. The students were exemplary and Ms Sangster said she was ‘incredibly proud’ of them. They contributed to important discussions about how to make our community safer and how to build better relationships with the police. Several people commented on what the girls had to say and how impressed they were with them. Be Proud

Rae Potter – Headteacher