“ADA” Premieres at The Charter School Bermondsey

The Charter School Bermondsey pupils star in “ADA” – a moving film about Ada Salter as part of the Salter Centenary celebrations. The short film describes how the Salters’ work benefited the Bermondsey community: greening the area, enabling opportunities and encouraging high aspiration for all.

October saw the first screening of the Ada Salter short film. Our students collaborated with Ocean City Media and writer, Sarah May, to make our film “ADA”.

The film captures the achievements and legacy of Ada Salter through the eyes of her daughter, Joyce, as she travels through time witnessing the changing landscape of Bermondsey. From improvements in housing to the beautification of Bermondsey and opportunities for young women, our film celebrates the extraordinary vision and legacy of Ada.

2022 marks the centenary of Ada Salter being elected the Mayor of Bermondsey and Alfred Salter becoming an MP.

Sheila Taylor, Coordinator of the Salter Centenary, who introduced the centenary project to The Charter School Bermondsey was present for the launch, along with Graham Taylor, local historian and author of the biography Ada Salter: Pioneer of Ethical Socialism (2016).

Marcus Huntley, Principal of The Charter School Bermondsey said; “The school is incredibly proud to play its part in the Salter Centenary celebrations. We are committed to ensuring the Salter legacy continues through our history curriculum, ensuring pupils continue to engage in a fantastic range of enrichment opportunities including our new Ada Salter-inspired Chess Club, and placing “community” at the heart of our mission.”