Riverside Bridge School pupils rock on with donation from Bellway London

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A school dedicated to those with special educational needs, in Barking Riverside, was able to offer rock painting for the first time after a donation of art supplies from Bellway London.

Riverside Bridge School – which is based on the Riverside Campus, off Fielders Crescent, alongside the Riverside secondary and primary schools – caters for 210 pupils aged between four and 18 years old, who have a range of complex special educational needs.

Susan Wilkinson, sales advisor at Bellway London’s Fielders Quarter, visited the school on Tuesday (June 11) to deliver the donation of equipment, which included paints, paintbrushes, foam brushes, art palettes and a variety of stones.

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During the rock painting session eight pupils aged between 14-15 years, old each decorated their own stones with a variety of bright colours and textures. The students were able to take their masterpieces home as a memento of the experience.

From L to R Susan, Egle, and Miss O’Connor all smiles with painted rocks donated by Bellway.From L to R Susan, Egle, and Miss O’Connor all smiles with painted rocks donated by Bellway.
From L to R Susan, Egle, and Miss O’Connor all smiles with painted rocks donated by Bellway.

Miss O’Connor, class teacher at Riverside Bridge School said: “The students had a brilliant time getting creative with their new art supplies. They independently chose colours and designs for their stones and were very proud of the results. Thank you to Bellway London for this generous donation and opportunity.”

Dominic Griffiths, Head of Sales for Bellway London’s Barking Project Team, said: “At Bellway London, it is our proud philosophy to support the communities in which we build new homes, and making this contribution to a local school, which is on a neighbouring site to our Fielders Quarter development, is testament to that commitment.

“The pupils produced eye-catching works of art which they can now share with their family and friends.

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“There is a real sense of community and place here at Barking Riverside and we want to play as big a part in the daily life of residents as we can. This art donation comes after we bought children at neighbouring Riverside Secondary School gingerbread houses for them to decorate as a Christmas treat.”

From left back row Miss O’Connor, Teacher, Susan Wilkinson, Bellway London, and Lucero Sofo.From left back row Miss O’Connor, Teacher, Susan Wilkinson, Bellway London, and Lucero Sofo.
From left back row Miss O’Connor, Teacher, Susan Wilkinson, Bellway London, and Lucero Sofo.

Bellway London is building new homes at nearby Fielders Quarter, which is part of the housebuilder’s plan to deliver more than 2,300 homes within the Barking Riverside project over the next four years.

For more information about Fielders Quarter, call the sales team on 020 3993 4396 or visit https://www.bellwaylondon.co.uk/new-homes/north-london/fielders-quarter-phase-4.

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