With the community having free access to ICT it would mean members of the community could gain skills and also help to alleviate some of the language barriers, improving links in the community. The whole school took part in setting up the project which is ongoing and monitored quarterly, measuring community and pupil use.
There has since been an increase in the amount of people attending evening classes which has a direct impact on their children’s learning. Barriers are said to have been lifted with the school now viewed as a hub of the community. Many people from different ethnicities have been brought together who under normal circumstances, would not have been.
The ongoing project is also hoping to be extended to include other schools and Manor Park is looking into the feasibility of adding a swimming pool to the gym area. Staff members are said to be proud that the gym has been utilised and has had a positive impact on the community as a whole.