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J P Morgan grant boosts enterprise
at St Paul's Way Trust School

Science Summer School 2014

Science Summer School 2014

Science Summer School 2014

A major new programme to help children learn enterprise and employability skills will be launched at St Paul's Way Trust School in January 2015.

A very generous grant from J P Morgan to the school, in association with St Paul's Way Community Interest Company, will support students to develop their own business ideas, and turn their plans into real community enterprises. The grant will also support the school to develop a more comprehensive work experience programme, meaning that every student will have opportunities to learn about work which is tailored to their hopes for the future.

This is the second grant from J P Morgan to the school. In 2013-14 the school ran a pilot enterprise programme which led to the creation of micro-enterprises run by students. These included 'Trust Food' which created a recipe book, working with Tesco locally on its format and design. 'Bouquet Bou' sold children's clothes presented as beautiful cloth bouquets. Younger students took part in a 'tenner challenge' to make a profit from their initial investments of 10.

Students also took part in business related learning, including how to develop a business plan, do market research, sell products and write accounts. Students in the VI Form took part in internships at J P Morgan over the 2014 summer holidays.

The new programme seeks to build on the foundations laid by the pilot scheme. A new Director of Learning for Enterprise and Employability will work to develop an extensive programme of engagement with local businesses to create opportunities for work experience, internships and business mentoring. The team in school will support the micro-enterprises which have already started to become independent businesses, and will help students throughout the school to develop new ideas into real businesses.

A further strand, based at St Paul's Way Community Interest Company, will support the development of community based enterprises such as 'Mohila Creations', which was founded by parents of children at the school, and has been trading successfully for 3 years.

The J P Morgan project is a part of the school's 'St Paul's Way Graduate' curriculum offer. By focusing on the 6 key strands of Communication, Investigation, Participation, Networking, Scholarship and Vision, students are prepared to embrace life with confidence on leaving school. By learning about business and enterprise within a community context and an ethical framework, students will be well positioned, as they move onto the next stages of their education, to enter employment and wealth creation.

Hang Ho, UK Philanthropy Representative at J P Morgan, said: "J.P. Morgan is committed to working with our neighbours in East London on projects that support our local community in meaningful and sustainable ways. We have been hugely impressed by the young entrepreneurs that we have met from St Paul's Way Trust School and are very excited to be working with the school on this new and inspiring project.'

Jan Iley, leading on the Enterprise and Employability project for the school, said:

"J P Morgan's grant supports our students to develop a wider perspective. They are given chances to network with people running real businesses, as well as to develop their own enterprise ideas. The opportunities for work experience and internships will open up a wide range of new opportunities."

"The school is very grateful to J P Morgan for its ongoing support."

2000 Visitors from across Tower Hamlets
2014 Open Mornings attracted record number of visitors
A year to remember!

Science Summer School 2014
Mrs Hannora Loveday, Headteacher of St Paul's Way Foundation

Science Summer School 2014

Science Summer School 2014

Science Summer School 2014

Science Summer School 2014

June 2014: Our first Year 5 Big Bang Open Mornings

We hosted our first 'Big Bang' Year 5 Open Morning at SPWT in June 2014. More than 500 Year 5 students attended the event. The theme was science and music. We planned interesting activities that engaged and enhanced the learning experience of our Year 5 visitors.

For science we conducted wild explosions, students had the opportunity to play with magic wands and create their own lightning bolts. Our Animal Kingdom exhibition was on show. This included creepy crawlies and furry mammals. Our visitors had lots of fun in the music workshops. Families were given a tour of the school and they got the opportunity to visit different subject areas.

September 2014: Y6 Open Week

Year 6 students from 57 different Primary Schools visited St Paul's Way Trust School over the four days; this was our biggest Open Week with over a hundred visitors every day. Prospective families were shown around the school after an introduction from Iftikhar Ahmed 7JH, Mohima Hakim 7MA, Mufassir Rahman 7JH and Maiya King 7R and Executive Headteacher, Grahame Price. Our busiest day was Wednesday 24th September, we welcomed two hundred and fifty visitors and completely filled the Willoughby Theatre!

Thank you to the student presenters, for sharing their experience of settling into their new school and our enthusiastic Year 7 & Year 8 tour guides. The most frequently asked questions have been collected here (click to view or download) in a FAQ.pdf.

An Evening of Celebration

Youngsters and their families from 53 different primary schools also attended our Open Evening. An event full of music, fun and laughter and we were delighted that around five hundred visitors attended. Tasfia Rahman (Head Girl) and Tahmid Ahmed (Head Boy) led the presentations in the Willoughby Theatre.

Although our Open Week has now come to an end families still wishing to visit the school are very welcome to contact Alema Begum, tel: 020 7987 1883 ext. 110 or admin@spwt.net for an appointment.

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As we were significantly over subscribed last year, we strongly recommend that you place us first on your list of options in order to stand the best possible chance of gaining a place at St Paul's Way Trust School for September 2015.

SPWT 2014 Science Summer School
hosted by Professor Brian Cox

Science Summer School 2014
Professor Brian Cox OBE
Hosting the 2014 Science Summer School at SPWT

Professor Brian Cox OBE hosted St Paul's Way Trust third Science Summer School on the 28th and 29th August 2014.

Over 150 students from nearly 30 schools across London experienced a unique and innovative programme of TED style seminars, discussions, hands-on experiments and networking opportunities designed to inspire and encourage the next generation of scientists and engineers in the UK.

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Image on the left: Young scientists enjoy learning at the SPWT's Science Summer School
Image on the right The Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Rt Hon Dr Vince Cable MP, visited the 2014 Science Summer School.


Images source: Elizabeth Norden, photography

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