In this section of our website we will share community events and visits with you. We have also added information about our close links with our local community, some visit our school on a regular basis and work closely with us to help make changes.
Useful links to excellent community services
We are fortunate to have two excellent community centres on our doorstep. The staff work so hard to provide children and young people with out of school and non term time activities.
Ever year we commemorate Remembrance Day by walking together to the war memorial in our village. All our pupils lay poppies that they have made to mark their respects and older pupils read poems and prayers. It is always a very peaceful and beautiful service.
Unveiling of the John Scott Youll VC Commemorative Stone.
Pupils from our school were invited to the unveiling of the John Scott Youll VC Commemorative Stone at the Thornley Village Centre. Pupils participated in the Service of Dedication and then enjoyed a wonderful afternoon tea and entertainment at the centre. Thank you to all those involved in organising this event.
We try our best to support a range of charities (locally, nationally and globally). In the past, often through our Key Task work, we have supported charities including: Children in Need, Shelter, WaterAid, Save the Children, the WWF and Cancer Research. Take a look at our gallery for more images.
Thinking about people in our community
In our family groups, we have been thinking about how different people in our community help us. Take a look at our ideas…
One of our groups thought about how doctors and nurses help us. They drew around one another and wrote down their ideas down in the body shape.
- Doctors and nurses have to be kind, helpful, calm, hardworking, clever and good at communicating.
- They have to take blood and give injections.
- Sometimes they have to give advice or give people news about their health.
- They might have to write out prescriptions.
- They have to dress wounds or help people get the right medicine.
Another team considered how important refuse collectors are in our community. They even arranged their own litter pick to become refuse collectors! Hannah (Y6) writes, ” If we didn’t have refuse collectors in our community it would be: scruffy, dirty, smelly and disgusting. The dirt would attract rats and mice and other insects. This could make us poorly and the smell of it would make us feel sick. We are lucky to have people like refuse collectors.”
This team thought about how firefighters help our community. Take a look at their ideas in the slideshow below.