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Community

It is important that our children know and understand their own community and also the communities of those further afield. Below are some local and distant community groups and organisations we work closely with.

  • Although we are not a church school, we value the links we have with our local churches which include St. Mary's Willesborough.  We love it when Reverend John and Reverend Dawn come in to celebrate assembly with us and we were pleased to share our facilities with the church whilst their building work was being carried out.
  • We work closely with Surestart and local Pre-schools. 
  • Several local organisations use our hall and facilities including; Brownies, Slimming World and Asian dance group
  • We work in close partnership with local Junior and Primary schools.
  • We contribute articles to 'The Pilgrim'.
  • We link with local oganisations and businesses to enhance children's learning such as the RSPCA,  post office, fire service, ambulance service, police.

 

Fire Safety Talk

On Friday 6th October a local fire-fighter called Pat, came to speak to us about fire safety.  Pat told us all about the work of the fire service and the different ways they help people.  We watched a short film about ‘Frances the Firefly’.  Frances was not very sensible at the start of the film.  She learnt about the dangers of playing with matches and, by the end of the clip, she had learnt her lesson and was a very sensible firefly. Pat told us how important it is to have a smoke alarm in our homes.  They should be checked once a week to make sure they are working properly.  So please make sure you have a smoke alarm in your home and check it regularly.

                                        

                              

 

Guide Dogs for the Blind Association

Some very clever canines came to see our Year Two’s this March! As part of our charity topic, we enjoyed an informative visit from the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association. The children had an enlightening presentation about how guide dogs are trained and just how much they help the blind. As well as this, the children were able to meet a puppy in training named Noah and an experienced guide named Gold. Both pups were so well behaved! We are all really looking forward to sponsoring a puppy as a school and being part of his guide dog training journey.

  

The YR2 children visit the Church 

In March, year 2 visited the local church, St Mary the Virgin, in Willesborough. Reverend John told us all about the church and the important Christian symbols. We had great fun exploring the church!

Thank you to all the parents who helped on our trip to the church and thank you to Reverend John for letting us visit.

'We are making reindeer food in school to sell at St Mary's Church Fair to raise money for our school funds' 

 

HARVEST TRIP TO THE FOOD BANK WITH THE CHILDREN (Please click on this link to watch)

 

Sure Start Childrens Centre ACTIVITIES

ME Time and RUN sessions: these are aimed at parents who take part in less than 30 minutes physical activity per week.

Make your move 2016 Flyers - Free Exercise Sessions(click on this link)

Toddler Tucker helps our healthy child focus.  The 4 week courses work with families to promote healthy lifestyles.

Toddler Tucker 2016(Click on this Link)

The Dental team will be visiting various groups within children's centres.  reducing tooth decay in children is one of our headline priorities for Ashford.

Tooth Decay and More!(Click on this link)

 

ASHFORD YOUTH &CHILDREN'S CENTRES NEWSLETTERS AND BULLENTIN'S 

Ashford North Youth Hub Bulletin Jan - March 2016(Click on this link)

Bluebells Bulletin Jan - March 2016(Click on this link)

RAC Bullentin Jan - March 2016(Click on this link)

Sure Steps Bullentin Jan - March 2016(Click on this link) 

Waterside Bullentin Jan - March 2016(Click on this Link)

The Willow Centre Bullentin Jan - March 2016(Click on this Link)

 

International Week

Our International Weeks have been a huge success.  There are workshops, visitors, displays and celebrations from many different cultures and countries.  We have enjoyed Indian dance, henna tattoos, rangoli patterns, african drumming and international athletes.  Some parents have come in to share their culture and hidden talents with us. Teachers have dressed up in traditional dress from around the world.  It has been lovely to find out about the different cultures and backgrounds of children we have in school.

Here are some comments from the children from the children about International Week …..

           

 

Romania

In August 2013 a group of very excited teachers and teaching assistants from some Ashford Schools went out to Romania as volunteers to work with and help orphaned, sick and disabled children and young people. The teachers included Mrs King, Miss Healy and Mrs Rusbridge.  There is still much poverty in Romania and there are some very 'needy' families.  This mission was arranged through 'Cry in the Dark'.  There is a link below if you would like to find out more about the charity.  We are continuously building on our links with Romanian children through 'Cry in the Dark'.  This Christmas the children of Willesborough Infant School made up shoe box gifts to send to the children in Romania they have been learning about. Mrs Beretta, Butterflies Class teacher delivered them in person! We loved sharing her experiences with her in assemblies. She had lots of photos to show us and news to tell us.

This is Alexandru, he is six years old.

Parts of Romania are very poor.  Many houses do not have water like we do. We forget how easy it is to turn a tap on at home. These people have to go to a well to get water. 

 

 

October 2015 - For the second year, the gift boxes made by the children of WIS begin their journey to Romania! Mrs Beretta and Mrs Rusbridge drove them to Colchester, where they will be loaded onto a lorry. The lorry will carry 1200 in total!

August 2016 - Mr Wright went out to Romania to help build houses for some families this summer. He came back in September and told us all about it.

October 2016 - We have just launched this year's appeal. Start collecting children. Miss Baxter is going to deliver the shoe boxes in Romania this year.

December 2016 - Miss Baxter was part of the team of volunteers that delivered the shoe boxes for ‘Cry in the Dark’ this year. Whilst she was out in Romania she had an eventful week visiting Casa Albert in Luncani, a Romany village and Casa Lumina (The house of light). She couldn’t believe the delight on the children’s faces at receiving their shoebox. Thank you so much for your support in creating them. They were most definitely gratefully received.