Educational Visit Day for White Lodge students
As part of their education at The Royal Ballet School, students often engage in activities designed both to support their academic curriculum and to broaden their general knowledge and experience.
Regular visits are organised by teaching and pastoral staff to London’s many museums and galleries and important landmarks, places of worship and prayer, not to mention parks, zoos and sometimes towns and cities farther afield.
On Friday 25 February, a group of Year 7 pupils from the Lower School, White Lodge spent the morning visiting the British Museum. With more than 7 million objects in its collections, the British Museum is one of the world’s most important museums of human history and culture.
In the afternoon, the group was welcomed to West London Synagogue by Rabbi Danny Burkeman. London’s West London Synagogue is the UK’s oldest progressive synagogue and the flagship ‘cathedral’ synagogue of the Movement for Reform Judaism. The pupils’ findings at both places will form the basis for further teaching at White Lodge.
The pupils were accompanied by teachers Clare Quamina, Abby Whitfield and Mark Priestley.
Pictured: Students in front of the ‘bimah’ at West London Synagogue, Marble Arch with (in the background) right, Rabbi Danny Burkemen and left, Mr Mark Priestley.
Photo: Clare Quamina