On Tuesday 28th June 2016 four school council representatives from Old Park went to WS10 for the day to share the outcomes of their community project. They along with 9 other schools in the Wednesbury Learning Community Trust presented their findings in front of head teachers and other guests.
They presented really well and made Old Park proud. Well done Hamzah, Riya, Kyle and Sharanpreet!
Below is a summary of the information they present:
Over the year, Old Park Primary have been exploring British Values and what it is like to belong to a community in school, at home and in our local area.
We have explored what our community is like in school and we have discovered that we live in a diverse community.
We have shared the importance of family, equality, diversity of our beliefs and our individuality. We celebrated and supported the charity Autism West Midlands, where we discovered about tolerance and how we are all unique and that we must have a true acceptance of all people, as we are all different in our unique way.
We celebrated the Queens 90th birthday and as community held tea parties with scones and jam while celebrating the great iconic moments of Britain through the eras.
As part of our school project, we all set aside two hours of our own time where we would volunteer in our local community. Many of us helped neighbours, the elderly and family members to help ease their daily chores and work load by mowing lawns, painting bathrooms and litter picking just to name a few.
We also felt that it was important to create a community that celebrated the up and coming Rio 2016 Olympics and Year 4 set out to motivate our Olympians by writing motivational speeches that would be delivered to the participants.
As we explored the theme community one thing that became important to us as a school community was our aspirations. Aspirations in the future to succeed and have success as we believe that setting goals as an individual and as a community is really powerful and can have an impact that can change the way a community responds, works and belongs.
Old Park over the year have really embraced the theme of community and now have a greater understanding of the theme and feel, as always a part of a passionate, creative and supportive network of young minds that are our communities future.