Year 7 Theatre Trip - Wonder.land
Monday 14 December 2015
On Thursday 3rd December, the Bloomberg Philanthropy & Engagement team, Chairman Peter Grauer and 100 Best of Bloomberg volunteers took more than 1,000 students from 16 London schools, including Walworth Academy, to a special theater performance to celebrate the culmination of the first year of the Bloomberg Startup program in the UK. Bloomberg Startup is the company’s global education program to support academic achievement for underrepresented youth around the world.
Taught by Bloomberg volunteers and mentors, the Bloomberg Startup modules aim to improve literacy, university and career readiness, and are held in collaboration with Bloomberg’s long-term education partners, including Ark, Teach First and Prince’s Trust. Since the program launched in London last year, over 2,000 students have visited Bloomberg’s European headquarters and engaged with Bloomberg’s non-profit partners around the country.
The whole of year 7 travelled to National Theatre on the South Bank. Upon arrival year 7 were treated to refeshments and snacks. After an introduction from Chairman Peter Grauer, the students enjoyed a performance of Wonder.land. The new musical, inspired by Lewis Carroll’s iconic Alice in Wonderland, is a coming-of-age adventure combining live theater and digital technology in exciting new ways. On the way out of the theatre the students were given gifts to take home.
Year 7 thoroughly enjoyed the musical and were speaking out the trip no stop the next day.
Thank you Bloomberg for the special day out.