As a school at the very heart of our local community, we value our links with community organisations. As well as exploring our local community in order to enhance learning, we also foster links with groups in order to work in partnership for the benefit of our families.
Links with community organisations are many and varied!
We have some long-established links with training providers, in order to offer learning opportunities for parents and children. SS Great Britain, Travelling Kitchen, Colouful Minds, acta community theatre, the Learning Communities Team and The Mindful Parenting Community Project are amongst the groups we have worked with recently. Children also benefit greatly: Year 4 have worked with the Hilton Garden Inn and Year 3 benefit from literacy workshops with Turner and Townsend. Give a Book provide reading materials for families and for breakfast club. Talo regularly support our families whilst Bristol Sport Foundation provide holiday sports activities. FareShare are wonderful partners who provide food for many school activities.
An especially exciting project in 2022 was the project wiht SS Great Britain, which involved a small group of parents researching ways to make this Bristol resources more accessible and more welcoming to our city's diverse communities. Back in 2019, we ran a 'Year of Art' with Studio Meraki - www.studiomeraki.org . They successfully applied for funding from the Arts Council to bring artists in to each year group, to run projects linked to the classes' enquiries. This was interrupted by Covid-19 and school closures, but the enterprising Meraki team continued their work with us by providing marvellous art kits to send home during lockdown.
We work hard to build links across our city as well. We have been privileged to work with We The Curious and many of our families have become annual members. Family fun swims are planned during spring and summer. These take place at Easton pool. We are also regular users of Bristol Community Ferryboats; we can hop on a ferry from Temple Meads for a scenic ride into the centre and this also helps us learn about the history of the floating harbour.