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Curriculum Driver: Community

At Grange Park, we are keen to develop community in order to underpin and drive all aspects of the curriculum. We have a successful Acts of Kindness programme for children across the school where children are offered opportunities to volunteer their time to help others, both in and out of school such as litter picking, buddy reading and playground PALs (play activity leaders).


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 as well as providing opportunities to discuss inspirational people and the half termly ‘character trait’ focus.


We are keen to develop awareness of mutual respect and tolerance of cultural diversity through a planned, sequenced programme of assemblies,  community events and 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. 


Staff and children work together 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. This year children will take part in volunteering in the community as part of our ‘Widening Horizons’ programme.

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.or