It is so very important that our children grow up with a sense of their community. Their immediate community is their class. They then begin to be more aware of the whole school as a community. They learn that they have roles and responsibilities within these communities, such as Register monitors, Eco monitors and Playground leaders.
Through a range of activities and events during the year, we encourage the children to be aware of their wider local community. Our children participate in the St Petroc’s Church Christmas Concert and the Russell Collins Music Festival. Our children also join in the procession of local schools through the town on St Piran’s day. The rest of the school have their own St Piran’s flag-waving procession around the school playgrounds!
Our children enjoy school trips to places locally (such as the Bodmin Fire Station and Lanhydrock House), within Cornwall (such as to Eden and local beaches) and further afield (to London and Oxford). These experiences help children to develop an awareness of their local community as well as communities which are very different to what is familiar. These experiences are very important as our young people learn to become understanding and tolerant citizens of the world.
Fund-raising and charity events help our children to learn the importance of sharing and helping others. Hence the contributions they brought in for Harvest went to the Wadebridge foodbank. We often support the Little Bridges Hospice.