Salusbury WorldPosted on: 28/02/2020
Talk by Hashi Mohamed
Salusbury World recently hosted a fascinating talk by Hashi Mohamed; Hashi arrived in Brent as a child refugee at the age of 9. He was raised on benefits in Harlesden and is now a successful barrister. He talked about the many barriers to social mobility in the UK and very kindly donated a copy of his new book to the Capital City library. Come and borrow it if you’re interested in learning more about these issues.
During half term, some Year 9 and Year 10 students joined a printmaking workshop organised by Salusbury World and Create. First, we visited Angels, the costumiers who have supplied clothes for some of the most famous films ever made. We were shown around their huge warehouse and the alterations room, and learned how they work with designers to put a costume together.
Then we came back to school and spent the next few days working on our own designs and making prints using linocut and screen-printing techniques. Students described Sam, the professional artist leading the workshop, as “super helpful”, “supportive” and “genuine”.
Students were very pleased with their creations: “All of it was very fun so I can’t pick a favourite moment."
St Paul's Cathedral Trip
Students in U40 had a wonderful trip to St Paul’s cathedral at the end of January. We met Donna who gave us a bespoke tour around some of the most special places in the cathedral - we were even able to go to areas that tourists are usually kept away from. It was wonderful to lie on the floor in the choir stalls, admiring the amazing mosaics of the creation story on the ceiling, and it was very special to light a candle in such a sacred place.
The students said:
“I liked the church because everything is gold.”
“I liked going up the stairs because I saw all over London.”
“It was so nice - I liked the pictures.”
“I liked it because the guide was wonderful.”
“Beautiful isn’t a big enough word" [looking up in the middle of the cathedral].
“It made me feel calm.”
We were delighted to have some lovely feedback from one of the priests we met at the cathedral. He spoke highly of our students saying: “You all look so smart. You're a credit to your teachers and your school. Please tell your headteacher how impressed I was by your behaviour."
Thanks very much to Ms Mustafa, Ms Ungurianu and Lucy from Salusbury World.