All students at a local secondary Academy in the heart of London went off timetable for one day for a community enrichment day.
Oasis Academy Silvertown, situated on Rymill Street, London have four enrichment days per academic year, and this time around it was all about supporting the local community.
The day started off with all students having an assembly, and learning about how Oasis started, the family that Oasis Academy Silvertown is part of and how Oasis works in communities across ten different countries around the globe. Students then went off-site to start volunteering.
Emily Boxer, Deputy Principal at Oasis Academy Silvertown, said; “It was a great day, and it was a fantastic opportunity for students to do something great with our local community, to learn about local projects, meet local people and to develop their leadership skills.”
“This year we went to primary schools, a residential home, complete litter pick as part of the Great British Spring Clean, cleared gardens at local community centres, held a community tea and tidied up our own academy. One group of students visited the projects on the day and wrote up a newspaper report, sharing success stories from the day!”
The Great British Spring Clean is arranged by Keep Britain Tidy which is an independent charity with three goals – to eliminate litter, end waste and improve places. Which means creating clean beaches, parks and streets. It also means creating sustainable practices and eliminating unnecessary waste.