In order to provide the children with rich, varied and purposeful experiences, we have strong links with a number of partner organisations.
Clapham and Larkhall Collaborative
Please read about our award-winning local collaborative of schools by clicking on the map below.
Since September 2012 we have been an Associate School of the Southbank. Bea Colley who programmes many of their poetry performances and workshops is our key member of the Southbank team. This status allows us to take advantage of the amazing arts opportunities they can offer to associate schools. Children from Heathbrook took part in the first International Day of the Girl in November, sang in the Clore Ballroom for the Winter Festival and the Christmas markets and created ‘stained glass’ Christmas decorations that illuminated the Ballroom.
Another extraordinary privilege is having children participate in creating their own festival ‘Imagine’. A few children have been working with teams from other Associate schools to design exhibitions, activities and spaces for the Festival and create the ‘monsters’ that characterise the publicity materials. Heathbrook children take part range of events throughout the festival in the ‘Schools Take the Stage’, ‘Story Slam’, ‘Kids Takeover’, the ‘Imagine Festival Choir’ and the ‘Kids Debates’. Please check the Southbank website for more details. Please enjoy looking at our Southbank blog posts.
We are thrilled to be working collaboratively with the National Trust locally. 575 Wandsworth Road was the home of Khadambi Asalache for many years. Originally from Kenya, he was hugely talented particularly in the areas of writing, architecture and mathematics. Whilst he lived there, Khadambi transformed his house into a unique and stunning work of art mixing Islamic, English and African influences. When he died the National Trust decided to preserve 575 Wandsworth Road as he had left it.
You can find out more at the 575 Wandsworth Road Blog
Friends of Heathbrook Park
The Friends of Heathbrook Park was set up by Heathbrook parents to improve and enhance the park space opposite the school for recreation and enjoyment of the whole community. It has worked closely with Wandsworth Council and the Friends of Heathbrook (PTA) on a range of projects including planting beds of bulbs and more trees and installing fitness equipment.
For the last few years they have hosted a Grand Summer Picnic on the last day of term. In 2015 they held their first Big Art Picnic.
Ballet Rambert, is a contemporary dance company, Founded by Marie Rambert in 1926, the Company has sustained her pioneering commitment to choreography and developing dancers as artists and tries to forge links with schools to introduce children to the world of dance as an ‘artform’.
Through our partnership with the CLC we have made bids to have the company work with Year 5 children in school for the last 3 years. The partnership is funded by the Prince’s Trust and has allowed our children the amazing experience of working collaboratively with choreographers to create a dance that they perform to their parents and other schools selected to be part of the schools programme. The children also have had the opportunity to go to Sadlers Wells Theatre and see the company perform.
Lucy Coates one of the current Year 5 teachers involved with the company says ‘It has opened their eyes to a new artistic experience. It provides a different way of responding to music and gives opportunities for collaborative team work that links the physical with the creative’.
Look at their website here for information about their impending move to the Southbank and their history and productions.
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