Community – ways to get involved
There are many ways in which parents and extended families can contribute and engage as part of our School Community and we are always open to new ideas and new volunteers. The School benefits enormously from the contributions of volunteers, and it is also a terrific way to build connections and, we hope, a sense of belonging.
Opportunities diminished with COVID restrictions but typically include: support chaperoning trips and extra-curricular activities; fundraising as part of specific events and campaigns; helping plan, coordinate and run social and School events, including the end of year BBQ and Leavers’ Ceremony, drama and musical productions; and the termly gardening and grounds volunteer days, when families come together to help maintain and improve our School and grounds.
Example, Community Volunteering Work Day: Despite the prospect of rain, we had twelve families represented at the recent Summer Term volunteer gardening and grounds day, which enabled us to address a number of important jobs, ranging from decorating parts of the School building, through to gardening, clearing the playground of stones and leaves, and removing dead wood and debris. The highlight was, as usual, coming together to chat and catch up over coffee and cake, whilst hearing plans for future playground and yard developments, a project spearheaded by parents, which we will be advancing over the Summer holidays. There will be plenty of practical and fundraising opportunities associated with this project, and we look forward to updating everyone in due course on the plans to enhance our outside space.