Parkstone Grammar School Exchange Visit
On February 5th thirty six Y11 students from Parkstone Grammar School spent the day with us at SSSO. This returned a visit made by twelve Y12 SSSO students last November. Our Y12 students were fabulous ambassadors for the school showing them round our site, hosting them for lunch and then showing them the highlights of our local area including Borough Market, Southwark Cathedral, Hayes Galleria, HMS Belfast and the area around Guys Hospital and the Shard. On our return to school they worked in groups including a student council group with representatives from both schools. The groups discussed the similarities, differences and opportunities available to the students in their respective locations. This followed work in November which looked at British identity and citizenship. Both groups learnt a lot and gained in appreciation of where they lived and other parts of the country. My thanks to PGS and staff from SSSO who assisted.