At St George’s we feel very strongly that our school should be part of the community and we are proactive in making links locally, nationally and globally. Working in partnership with others enables our pupils to meet a wide range of people and to learn about being part of a wider team.
We work closely with other local schools by joining in sport and music events as well as staff meetings across schools to look at how we can develop teaching and learning for all of the children in our care. We host our own events, open to other schools, such as football tournaments and in 2020 will be hosting our first RE Debates offered to schools across our local cluster.
We have a number of choirs at St George’s and we are keen for them to be able to take part in performances within the community. Through being part of the St George’s Partnership Group, each year our pupils sing at the Christmas Lights Switch On which is always a popular event. We also sing carols at a local care home which gives both the residents and our children a chance to celebrate Christmas together. Additionally, we visit the care home with a group of KS2 children in November as part of our Remembrance work in school.
Recently, we have started a great link with Telford (Central) Rotary Club which has enabled our pupils to take part in a range of competitions which help to enhance their learning. For example, we have had fantastic entries into the Young Writer, Young Artist and Young Photographer of the Year Competitions. The Rotary Club have been very generous by supporting our Christmas pantomime in December 2019 by contributing £450 towards the cost. This meant every child was able to watch the production which was enjoyed by all!
Cuan Wildlife Rescue Centre is our charity of the year for 2019-20 and our pupils have been looking at ways to support this charity. We have held fundraising events and have been collecting food for the animals Cuan rescue in our local community.
St George’s have begun to link with a number of schools in rural Nepal. Mrs Sixsmith has been lucky enough to visit the schools, in the Himalayas, on three occasions and has started to introduce the link to the staff and children at St George’s since she was appointed as new Head Teacher in September 2019. Over the next few years, the aim is for our children to learn about life in Nepal and be able to compare the similarities and differences to our own community. We are hoping that we will have visiting Nepali teachers come to see us here at St George’s in 2020/21 as well as a possible visit to Nepal by our own staff in the future.
We are always looking to make further links so please contact the school office if you think your group or business could work well alongside us at school.