Councillor Terry Paul who was a St Bonaventure’s pupil from September 1979 came back into school today, March 28, to speak to our Year 9 TELCO group about the important issue of housing in Newham.
The group wanted to know what they could do to help improve the problem of homelessness and the increasing number of people being evicted in our borough. TELCO member, Ethan Suppaya spoke about how students need to feel secure and safe and settled especially during exam times.
Being evicted plays havoc with the mental health of youngsters and Ethan and the team wanted to know what the current housing situation and is like and other housing issues and they appreciated Cllr Paul’s frank and helpful dialogue at the meeting.
The TELCO team learned a lot and will now complete a report on their findings with the help of Alistair from TELCO.
After the meeting Cllr Paul had a look through old record books with Mr Halliwell and reminisced about his schooldays growing up in Canning Town. He found his admission information and said he loved his time at St Bon’s.