December 8 2013 Latest news:
Beth Wyatt, Reporter
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
A church parish which provides free maths tutition for children has extended its programme to Elm Park.
The Master’s Sanctuary, part of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, launched its new programme at Elm Park Library, St Nicholas Avenue, on Monday evening.
The parish was already offering tuition at its base in the Myplace Centre in Gooshays Drive, Harold Hill.
Pastor Gbola Bright said: “The event was a colourful and memorable one.”
The tuition scheme was extended after its success in Harold Hill, as well as the “overwhelming demand” from Elm Park parents.
Deputy mayor Cllr Linda Trew attended to present awards to two students who have passed maths GCSEs.
Daniel Oyegoke, 10, a St Ursula’s Catholic Junior School pupil, received an A in his examination.
Success Ariyibi, 11, a Harold Wood Primary School student, received Bs in both maths and statistics.
Two other youngsters, Mofope Oguntuga and Ayomide Taiwo, passed maths GCSEs but were not at the presentation.
Gbola added: “The future of any community depends on young people and we have to get them involved early.
“My approach is to catch them young so that they have a solid foundation.”
Gbola and wife Sade now plan to bring their tuition to Collier Row.
A 41-year-old man has been stabbed at an address in Harold Hill.