As part of our ongoing engagement with the community, we at St Martin’s School and Nursery often welcome visitors from our community to share their work and passions. So far the academic year 2022 – 23, we have welcomed:
For Inter-Faith Week, 4 guest speakers to share their faith and discuss the importance of Tolerance as a British Value. Dr Al-Yassin who spoke about the Muslim faith, Mr Mahendra Jadeja who spoke about Hinduism, Mrs Wilson who spoke about Judaism and Father Steven who spoke about Christianity
Artist Diana Sandetskaya who came to speak to Form 4 pupils about her inspiration and processes in landscape art – a very special treat after they had been studying and evaluating her work.
Poet Neal Zetter, who visits the school annually to share his work and encourages the children’s passion in poetry through assemblies, readings and listening to their poems.
We endeavour to have a local guest of honour at our annual prize day event. This has included academics such as the Deputy Head of Academics at Haberdasher’s Boys School Mr Robert Sykes and the Worshipful Mayor of Barnet, Cllr Caroline Stock.
Other prominent local visitors we have welcomed in the past include: Martin HC Russell Esq DL FCT, Representative Deputy Lieutenant for the London Borough of Barnet, who came to launch poetry writing for Remembrance Day by discussing his experiences of War.
Dr Offord, our local MP, who came to speak in our assembly about his position on the Environmental Audit committee for Earth Day and the importance of Democracy as a British Value.