Community Links

Open the Book
 
We have weekly visits from Enid and David from Open the Book. They come into school and share stories with us.
 
Reverend Michelle comes in to school regularly and delivers assemblies. She also leads celebrations such as; Harvest, Remembrance and Christmas worships. 
 
We have community links with the Local Council and the Coleford Twinning association. We have pen pals in France.
 
 
 
Forest Harvesting
 
During the spring term, the Year 6 children went to Bromley woods and met Forestry England staff to learn about tree felling. They took part in a range of activities including, measuring the girth of trees, identifying different kinds of trees and watching the harvesting machine felling trees. They also had the opportunity to see how the harvesting machine works. The children really enjoyed this experience.
We have been to the local residential home - The Elms. We sang some lovely Christmas carols and the elderly people really enjoyed it ! The choir have also attended the over 80s Christmas Lunch at the local golf club.
Coleford Lantern Parade:
The project was developed with partnerships between SOUNDWORK Community Projects; Coleford Town Council Coleford Area Partnership; The Art of Libraries project; and local schools - including ours!  
 
During fascinating workshops (that were held in Sycamore Class and Willow Class by local volunteers and artists), our pupils had great fun creating impressive lanterns, with the help of parents and grandparents who very kindly offered their time to support our work in school.  
 
Our children and their families joined hundreds of other community members in Coleford for a spectacular Lantern Parade. The organisers were overwhelmed with our turnout and they praised our children's patience and positivity whilst waiting to begin.  Our lanterns created a sparkling spectacle as we walked through the town centre.
 
The Mayor was really impressed with everybody's efforts and the evening was full of festive fun.  The switching on of the town's Christmas lights was very exciting for all who attended.
 
Many thanks to the teachers for coordinating our involvement - and to all of the children and family members who attended to celebrate.  It was wonderful to see many younger members of our school community who joined the parade, even though they had not been involved in the workshops.  Well done to you all! 

On Remembrance Sunday, two pupils represented the Second Coleford Brownies. They paraded through Coleford and a pupils was the standard bearer. Maisie placed the wreath at the Altar in the church. Well done  – we are so proud of you!

 

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