Search

Romford pictures: Romford students return from trip to South Africa after helping to build a sustainable garden

17:45 19 February 2013

Bower Park Academy pupils with pupils in Vuyani during a football coaching trip

Bower Park Academy pupils with pupils in Vuyani during a football coaching trip

Archant

Students from a local school have returned from a trip to South Africa where they helped build a sustainable garden to feed 2,000 children.

The group from Bower Park Academy travelled as part of their International Football Tour to Cape Town for eight days.

During the trip the 12 pupils from Years 10 and 11 visited Manenberg High School and helped build the specialised garden, which will help feed 2,000 people. They also took classes at the school, learnt Afrikaans and even fit in some sightseeing.

Eddie Aylett, the teacher who organised the trip, said: “They thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience and have memories that will last a lifetime. This educational visit was by far the best trip I have ever done allowing pupils to break down prejudices, stereotypes and stigmas attached to South Africa.

“The pupils have made life-long friends and pupils already want to start fundraising to return next year! The partnership between Bower Park Academy and Manenberg High school is truly inspirational and will continue to grow.”

The group will share their experiences with staff and pupils over the coming weeks to work on small projects in school.

Headteacher Mary Morrison said: “I am delighted with how well the trip went. It was an experience which will be shared with the whole school. The students were a credit to Bower Park Academy, their parents and themselves.”

0 comments

Latest Romford News Stories

40-years-ago

A look back at the biggest local stories from this week 20, 40 and 60 years ago.

15 minutes ago
BBC One show presenter Angelica Bell with pupils from The Albany School.

A BBC One presenter and a team from a bank visited pupils to deliver a workshop aimed at promoting better financial awareness.

Yesterday, 10:00
HaveringMind volunteers about to set out to deliver posters and leaflets to local GP surgeries

As a report shows that one in three GP appointments are related to mental health, Chloe Farand finds out about how doctors can help refer patients to adequate services

Fri, 16:28
The Houses of Parliament, where long-standing Romford MP John Parker often raised issues affecting his constituents (and, unfortunately for him, was routinely ignored). Picture: Tim Ireland/PA

John Parker was a Labour MP for 48 years. Public school and Oxford educated, Parker was not a typical Labour man. But he spoke up for his constituents, raising local issues in House of Commons questions.

Fri, 14:02
Former dinner lady Carol Strange with kitchen staff at Havering Sixth Form College.

Fond farewells and a few tears were shed as a former dinner lady retired after working almost 40 years at a college.

Fri, 12:35
Rotational nurse Sally Barbrook, Nelft's rotational nurse lead Paul Chesnaye and rotational nurse Kate Channells at Goodmayes Hospital, Barley Lane, Goodmayes.

Nurses caring for people with mental health problems can now be trained in both mental and physical health simultaneously in a groundbreaking new scheme.

Fri, 11:57
Collier Row's 2015 Christmas event. Picture: Andrew Berwick

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, as Collier Row’s annual festivities return to dazzle residents.

Fri, 11:14
Elfie Shelfie getting up to all sorts of antics at the Mercury Mall

From creating popcorn sculptures to impersonating Santa and covering an entire shop in wrapping paper, a naughty elf will be making mischief at a shopping centre in the lead-up to Christmas.

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

News from your area

WW100

Click on the banner above for full coverage of the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War.

Competitions

£3,000 goes a long way at Boots

Cosmetics, toiletries, vitamins and more. Boots is the number one choice when it comes to purchasing daily essentials.

Kit yourself out and go Apple mad!

If you’re obsessed with Apple or just love a good gadget, this is a prize that will blow you away! An incredible £3,333 to spend on Apple goodies! How would you like to be the proud new owner of the Apple Watch?

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now