Curriculum Driver: Community
At Grange Park, we are keen to develop community in order to underpin and drive all aspects of the curriculum. We are excited to introduce our Acts of Kindness programme for children across the school and look forward to it gathering momentum as we move forward, to make little differences, which help others, both in and out of school.
Family assemblies, which happen once a week, give children and staff the opportunity to get together with other classes in their Grange Park family and share successes, such as great attendance, fabulous work and making great choices.
We are keen to develop awareness of mutual respect and tolerance of cultural diversity through community events and further develop community links with local churches and care homes. Equally, we are strengthening and developing relationships with our parents, through workshops such as secondary transfer, supporting children with anxiety, and online safety awareness.
This year, staff and children are also working hard to increase theirs and others awareness of the work of particular charities - local, national, international - by linking with local organisations supported by these, such as the Felix project.
The Felix Project
We are pleased to be part of the Schools Programme for the Felix Project.
More than 10 million tonnes of food is wasted in the UK every year whilst food poverty is a growing problem and parents struggle to put food on the table. The Felix Project will provide a free weekly delivery of surplus food to our school every Wednesday for distribution to our families.
Some of the food will be near to or past its 'best before' date. 'Best before' dates are about quality, not safety. When the date is passed it does not mean that the food will be harmful, but it might begin to lose its flavour and texture. It is perfectly safe to eat.
For further information about the project please log on to The Felix Project's website at http://thefelixproject.org