Maria Fidelis Catholic School FCJ

Community Partnerships

At Maria Fidelis, we have established strong relationships within the local community and we have participated in and taken a lead in local initiatives,projects and developments. 

Global Generation, The Francis Crick Institute, Argent, Central St Martin’s/London University of the Arts will be preparing a cross-disciplinary programme with an enrichment and sustainability focus based on and around the King’s Cross Development site and sessions will be delivered to meet the curriculum needs of students

Some of our Year 10, 11 and Sixth Form students are already working in Global Generation’s Generator Programme and have taken part in a residential this Autumn Term as well as going to fortnightly Generator meetings which will continue until August 2013.

Several students took part in the ‘Design Matters’ workshops over Autumn Half Term taking photographs of Kings Cross and making models to present at an exhibition at Central St Martin’

Royal Veterinary College

They have worked with our Year 12 to do a masterclass on Pandemics.

They have provided guided tours of the site and provided scientists for year 12 Applied Science students investigating Science in the Workplace.

They are providing cutting edge ‘Haptic’ technology to Maria Fidelis for use in Science lessons and to pilot a project which will roll out to other Camden school showing how technology is being used to train vets.      

 


We have been involved with the Wellcome for a variety of projects. We use the Wellcome Collection on Euston Road for visits and to link with the KS3 curriculum and they have funded the STEM project.

 

We have visited Camley Street Natural Park as part of enrichment weeks. They have provided a scientist to work with a Year 12 Applied Science student doing coursework. 

 

At Maria Fidelis, we have established strong relationships within the local community and we have participated in and taken a lead in local initiatives,projects and developments.


Our students have been active in supporting and promoting this organisation. In June 2012, we took part in a 'Flash Mob' at Euston Station to launch Citizens UK CitySafe Campaign and to mark the start of '100 Days of Peace' in preparation for London 2012 and the Olympic Games. To find out more go to: http://www.sounddivision.com/news/projects/2012/Citizens-UK.htm

We have developed a strong relationship with those who work in and around Euston Station.

Network Rail and Virgin Trains offer us an opportunity to design a poster, promoting Rail safety and offer our students prizes for the best designs, as well as using the posters in and around the station. It provides our students an opportunity to reflect on this important isssue


At all Key Stages, our students are encouraged to work with local organisations such as the Somerstown Community Association. We have participated in the Chalton Street Festival on several occasions and we have worked with local residents through local parish groups and a school based St Vincent De Paul group for KS5 students

Zahara Aldenhoven of Barclays arranged for two of our Year 10 students to do a placement last Summer and has spoken to Year 12 students in the Sixth Form about the bank. We hope to be sending six students on a two week placement in July 2013.

Students from the Lower school will also be visiting a branch of Barclays in the City in 2013 for a Money Skills workshop and a tour of the branch.

Ruth Sullivan, Moneysense and Community Engagement Coach, has been to our school to speak to students and five of our Sixth Form students did an extended placement at Nat West last academic year and were offered some weeks of paid employment during the Olympics.

We have another group of Sixth Form students this year who will be applying for an extended placement.

At Maria Fidelis, we have established strong relationships within the local community and we have participated in and taken a lead in local initiatives,projects and developments.

“The British Library has a strong relationship with Maria Fidelis, one of our most local schools. Over the last few years, teachers and students from Art and English departments as well as the library have attended workshops and visited our exhibitions. In addition, every year we take a student on a work placement. We look forward to continuing to strengthen our links in the coming year.”

Ria Bartlett
Learning Programmes Manager
The British Library
0207 4127315    
www.bl.uk/learning

The Brokerage Citylink

Providing young Londoners with a Pathway of opportunities into the City

We have worked with The Brokerage for a number of years sending students from all year groups to workshops in the City which take place in well-known organisations such as UBS, Deutsche Bank, Allen & Overy, CMS Cameron McKenna. Four of our Sixth Form students gained a work placement at Allen & Overy last summer and one student, Phineas Asare, won an internship at Herbert Smith.


Students who participate in the silversmithing course taught in our Design & Technology Department have been offered much appreciated work placements at Brown & Newirth, both in their shop in Hatton Garden and in their workshop at Hatfield.


We have over the years sent Art students to some of the FAD workshops which specialise in different aspects of Fashion and also give useful information on applications to the colleges and universities that offer courses and degrees in this field.