Our children support local, national and international charities and communities. Members of the school's council regularly meet to discuss things they feel strongly about, including where raised funds should be donated.
This year, the children have been studying about cultures in other communities in South Korea and India.
Our Year 6 class are in contact with a school in South Korea. With supervised support from teachers, the children have been e-mailing each other.
Every year the school has a global awareness focus in the spring and summer terms. This year, the children have been learning about cultures and traditions in China including dancing, music and art. In the past, the children have learnt about cultures and traditions in Africa, India and The Caribbean.
Through the course of this year the school has been raising funds for the following charities through non-school uniform days, cake sales, collections at performances and game/entertainment stalls which are run in break times and after school:
September 2010 | Regency Retirement Home - over £100 of produce collected and donated
October 2010 | Jeans for Genes (Charity No. 1062206) - £41.41
November 2010 | Wellies for Wildlife (Charity No. 232580) - £43.92
December 2010 | Samaritans Purse (Charity No. 219432) - 42 shoe boxes of clothes and toys donated
December 2010 | The Meningitis Trust (Charity No. 803016) - £41.41
March 2011 | Love the One (Charity No. 1131615) - £433.00
June 2011 | NSPCC (Charity No. 216401) - £733.36
October 2011 | Help for Heroes (Charity No. 1120920) - £155.00
March 2012 | GEAR Projects (Charity No. 1048765) - £87.81
Helping in our Community
The school hires local community owned facilities such as Stonehouse Community Centre, Stagholt Playing Fields and Dursley Swimming Pool. Our children also regularly perform dance, drama and music to local community groups such as The Royal British Legion, The Women's Institute and a local retirement home.
Every year, children from Year 6 collaborate with a local special needs school, The Shrubberies, to perform at Stroud Dance Festival. The performance is choreographed by Hopelands.