At St Peter and St Paul, our community is very important to us and we are continually working to maintain and build our links with our local community. We believe that community links are essential in the growth, development and wellbeing of all our pupils. Links with our local community help us to build relationships with groups and individuals who will provide positive role models for our children whether within the world of work, spiritual and moral development or everyday experiences.
Our academy is at the heart of the local community. We have links to many of the societies and fixtures of the village such as St Peter and St Paul Church. We visit the church every half-term for Collective Worship.
As an academy, we aim to develop the children outside the classroom and using opportunities in our local area is a key priority; we are very fortunate to be able to use the Millennium Green, a beautiful 10-acre space, regularly for sporting events such as: cross country, sports day and tag rugby. Children from our academy helped to design and paint the new play area on the Green.
We also use the green regularly for forest school. Mrs Garrod supports this weekly teaching for every child, in class groups. The use of the green suppliments the facilities that we have at school. The pond, ampitheatre and woodland areas are all very popular. There is a fairy door trail and the children will take part in orienteering activities, as well as nature walks, science experiments and surveys.
As part of the community we have regular access to the heritage centre at the village hall. The lottery funding supports this to be open to visitors during the week. School book time slots with the volunteers and have time to explore the exhibits as well as listen to talks about the history of Carbrooke village and the school.
School were given multiple copies of the old log books that had been selected to be part of a book, detailing school history from the second world war. During the Year 5 topics of the world wars the children read sections of the book, and explored some of the miltary vehicles that members of our community restored.