Our Local Community
At Preshute, we believe that children who understand and appreciate people from different backgrounds and feel part of a community, become better citizens
Our commitment to Community Cohesion covers the following:
- Teaching, Learning and the Curriculum – to teach pupils to understand others, to promote common values and to value diversity, to promote awareness of human rights and of the responsibility to uphold and defend them, and to develop the skills of participation and responsible action.
- Equality and excellence – to ensure equal opportunities for all to succeed at the highest level possible, removing barriers to access and participation in learning and wider activities and eliminating variations in outcomes for different groups.
- Engagement and ethos – to provide a means for children, young people and their families to interact with people from different backgrounds and build positive relationships, including links with different schools and communities locally, across the country and internationally.
We encourage our children to feel part of a community, at a local, national and international level and have a number of projects underway to support this.
Our children take a very proactive role in the local community through:
Sport, Drama, Music Clubs and Arts based projects .
The children also support the local community by in sharing events such as:
- such as carol singing in the Jubilee Centre,
- an annual lunch at Manton Village Hall attended by Year 6 pupils and local Manton residents,
- getting involved with events linked with the Marlborough Literal Festival,
- music events with other local primary schools.
We have also forged links with Action for the River Kennett (ARK).
Visitors are always welcome in the school and the children always enjoy the visits from villagers who come into school and share their skills and experiences with them.
We work collaboratively with the Marlborough collaborative partnership of 13 primary schools and beyond, including schools across Wiltshire and in different circumstances to our own.
We have links with two schools in the Gambia. As part of our one of our whole school Journey days we imagined we had flown to the Gambia and learnt about what it would be like there. We also wrote to one of our link schools. See the Gallery for photos of the day.