As a part of our Enrichment Initiative, this term students have been given then opportunity to go on several educational visits in order to further their subject knowledge, help gain insight into possible future careers and to promote road safety among young drivers.
On October 5th 2017, students in Year 12 and above visited the Kenneth More Theatre to watch the production ‘Safe Drive Stay Alive’.
The show included real life stories told by people who have been affected by road accidents, including a mother who’s son was run over by two cars and a man who has been made permanently disabled from a car accident that was a result from his friend who was drink driving. This was is a joint initiative between the Metropolitan Police, London Fire Brigade, London Ambulance Service and the London Borough of Redbridge. The show addresses 5 key messages with regard to young people’s safety as drivers and passengers including seat belts, speeding, drink and drug driving, peer pressure and mobile phones.
Here’s what our student’s thought:
“It made me think about the next time I get into a car”
“It was really good but the real life stories were sad and made me cry”
“It was an eye opener”
“It showed me what can happen if you drink and drive”
As part of their educational programme, on Friday 24th November sixth form students were taken to the Skills London exhibition at at ExCel Centre. Skills London is the UK’s biggest jobs and careers event for young people. The holistic approach of Skills London combines educational institutions with employers under one roof, enabling students to find out about careers and the training required.
Our students found this incredibly insightful as they were able to speak to a range of employers, including those linked to courses they study such as Photography, as well as others they are interested in after leaving BBIH such as the Army.
Student’s said this was a very informative trip and got them thinking about what they would like to do after education.
All students studying Art or Photography were taken to the National Portrait Gallery on 6th December to allow them to research for their upcoming topics.
This trip will assisted BTEC Art students in evaluating other artists work as part of their current topic of ‘Heads’, helped Photography students begin research for next terms ‘Portraiture’ topic, as well as ASDAN student’s with ‘Identity’ work.
Being many of our student’s first time in an Art gallery, they enjoyed the chance to gain some first-hand insight into the art they had been studying and see a whole variety of work under one roof.