After my regular catch up with the Tony Dawson, the police borough commander for Bexley, I went to The Business Academy in Erith.
As part of the GCSE Citizenship course some of the students are making a video on youth gangs and how to stop them. They invited me to be interviewed for their DVD and I was impressed by how well thought through the questions were.
It was the first time that I have visited the academy and it was very impressive, like City Hall it is a Norman Foster building so the was plenty of light and space. I’ve never been convinced that the building is all that it takes to make a good school, but it helps. The school has a real buzz about it and it was great to see so much enthusiasm from both the staff and pupils.
I had the chance to pop over to the Europa Gym in Erith this afternoon to see the plans for the new gym that they are hoping to build in Crayford. The plans look very impressive and it would be great to see some of the Olympic legacy stretching to this side of the river.