On Saturday 28 March 2015, at the end of the Easter term, there was great excitement at the Somers Town Community Centre School (one of our Saturday Schools), as 18 of the children, aged between seven and nine, visited the Museum of London.
They set off by coach (not the one in the picture!), with their teachers, Kate Newton, Bina Patel and Juliet Smith, and were accompanied by Molly Avery, Deputy Director of Civitas Schools, and Liveryman Gerald Hill and his wife Marian. The trip was organised by Molly and very generously funded by Gerald and Marian. Thanks to their kindness and generosity, the children had a wonderful opportunity to read about, and look at, all the exhibits relating to the history of London.
On returning to the Community Centre at the end of the trip and still in high spirits, all the children were given an Easter egg as a reward for their hard work during the term and their good behaviour both in school and on the trip. It was the perfect start to their Easter holiday!
Although, quite rightly, the current focus is on our new Stationers' Academy, it is important to remember what a magnificent job our three Saturday Schools are doing to improve the literacy skills of young people in London. Without Gerald's support, we would struggle to fund all this. So we all owe him and Marian a greta debt of thanks.