On Wednesday 21 March 2018, East London Independent School Stratford Marsh hosted a visit from the Ares Foundation based in Canton Ticino, Switzerland, who were keen to visit TCES Group’s latest custom-built school site and to learn from their experience of supporting young people with ASC and SEMH. Ares Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation that works to raise awareness of autism in Swiss schools and offers advice to families and professionals.
The international contingent was given a tour of the redeveloped church, which now boasts six new classrooms, as well as a double art room and state-of-the-art classrooms for science, ICT and food technology. There is also a new school hall, two sensory rooms, and an excellent outside space.
To accommodate all new building work, the single storey church has been converted to two storeys.
Photographed left to right are Sylvio Ghiggi from Ares Foundation, Henrietta Walters, Christopher Beaver and Francesca Onori from GA Architects, TCES Group CEO & Schools’ Proprietor Thomas Keaney, Christian Fischer, Rosy Pozzi and Claudio Cattaneo, from Ares Foundation.