Lord Faulkner visits Ricards Lodge

Lord Faulkner visited students at Ricards Lodge High School in the London Borough of Merton, on Thursday 20 December in recognition of a new project that teaches students some of the skills used in the theatre. He presented the school with a cheque for £3000 on behalf of the Foundation for Sport and the Arts, which will allow Ricards Lodge High School to establish a Work Related Learning Project called Theatre Works Wonders. The project was developed by the Creative Arts Department at the school, who successfully applied for the additional funding in July 2007.

Headteacher Alison Jerrard said: ‘We are delighted to have been awarded this extra funding which will help students learn the many technical and creative skills involved in theatre work. It is an encouarging reward for all the hard work the staff and students in the Creative Arts Department put in to the project.’

Lord Faulkner said ‘I have thoroughly enjoyed my visit to Ricards Lodge High School and have been extremely impressed with what I have seen in the classrooms. It is been a pleasure to meet the staff and students and hear more about the opportunities the school offers to develop the potential of all its students. I look forward to my next visit.’


Notes for editors

Photo – Steven Little, Drama Teacher, Alison Jerrard, Headteacher, Lord Faulkner.

Work Related Learning in schools is planned activity that uses the context of work to develop knowledge, skills and understanding useful in work.

Lord Faulkner (Richard Faulkner, Baron Faulkner of Worcester) was raised to the peerage in 1999, as Baron Faulkner of Worcester, of Wimbledon in the London Borough of Merton. He has served on a number of parliamentary committees, and is currently Chairman of The Railway Heritage Committee, Vice President of the Football Conference and Transport 2000, and is a Trustee for various charitable organisations.

For further information please contact Alison Jerrard, Headteacher, Ricards Lodge High School, Lake Road, Wimbledon, SW19 7HB

T: 020 8946 2208 office.manager@ricardslodge.merton.sch.uk