Animation course 2022 – exploring talents and developing new employable skills

Animation course 2022 – exploring talents and developing new employable skills

Over the past few weeks, our students had the opportunity to explore the world of storytelling and animation through our Animation course. The programme was set up to enable students to experiment with animation and learn some new skills. Andrew Cleminson and Max Mason put on a series of workshops using high-quality tools and techniques…

Mentoring programme 2020-2022 – empowering Croydon’s young people with YLF

Mentoring programme 2020-2022 – empowering Croydon’s young people with YLF

Sadly, the mentoring program with Young Londoners Funds (YLF) came to an end at the end of 2022. The overall aim of the mentoring programme, which started on the 1st of January 2020, was to reduce youth violence while bringing families and local communities together, with the purpose of restructuring Croydon’s children’s services. The efforts…

Croydon headteacher focuses on meeting special needs of pupils

Croydon headteacher focuses on meeting special needs of pupils

Samantha Hoyer always finds time to smile. Smartly dressed and engaging, she communicates positivity and excitement in her role as headteacher at The Write Time School (TWT) in Warrington Road, Croydon. Samantha joined the secondary school, TWT, at the start of the 2021 academic year. Her pupils have a range of special needs including those…

Croydon independent school provides high-quality education despite challenges

Croydon independent school provides high-quality education despite challenges

Independent School It’s the end of the school day and headteacher, Alton McDonald, sits quietly in a classroom at The Write Time (TWT) independent school in West Croydon. His white shirt still looks pressed and his jacket is smart as he logs on to Zoom call to speak with the mother of an ex-student. He’s…

Powering through the Pandemic with fitness classes

Powering through the Pandemic with fitness classes

Have you ever joined a video call with your camera and mic switched off?  If you have, you’re not alone. In fact, you’d be in very good company, especially in one of Husna Ahamed’s fitness classes where cameras and mics are off as standard.  “It’s about creating a safe space where women can exercise without…