Bow School

Erasmus & Migration Project

Erasmus & Migration Project

This year Bow Sixth Form is coordinating an Erasmus+ funded project entitled, 'Migration - Past, Present and Future'.  The project brings together five schools from the UK, Spain, Italy, Germany and Turkey to enable students to learn about migration in their communities and across Europe, including its history and present day, whilst promoting social cohesion, inclusion and diversity. Students will also learn about migration policy and political debates, to help them to envisage what migration could look like in the future.  In total, all five schools have been awarded over 75,000€.

This is an exciting opportunity where Year 12 Bow School students meet on a weekly basis to undertake sessions after school.  In addition, the students who perform best on the project will go on exchanges to Italy and Spain to learn more about migration in those locations, get an insight into their cultures and continue to work on the project.

On Friday 29th November 2019 students, as part of the Erasmus & Migration Project, visited the Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives to learn more about the history of migration in East London.  They were afforded the opportunity to look at archive material and photographs and learn about the importance of archives for preserving local history and memory.

On 13-17 January 2020, 17 students and 7 members of staff from out partner schools came to visit Bow School for the week.  Visitors got the opportunity to tour the school, shadow lessons and undertake a Cooking Workshop led by Bow School students.

On Wednesday 15th January 2020, students along with our Erasmus+ partners, went on a walking history tour of East London to learn about the different communities that have lived in the Spitalfields, Shoreditch and Brick Lane areas.

Then, on Thursday 16th January 2020 Bow Sixth Form hosted a Student Conference with the theme ‘Migration’.  Some of our students presented work including the Y12 Erasmus+ Project Team and Y11 Head Boy and Head Girl.

We also had many exciting speakers and organisations host Workshops and talks at the event including Councillor Amina Ali, Amnesty International, The Windrush Foundation, ice&fire, Care4Calais, One Drum and Model Westminster.

The Project was brilliant - a real enriching experience for the whole school!

 Ms Akinroyeje

 Curiosity, Adaptability & Respect