School and Village Links

 

The school prides itself on its strong and varied links with the local community. Care and concern for the local environment, people and places, are embedded in the life of the school.

One of the main sources of linkage is via the monthly village magazine, the Bulbeck Beacon, which all households receive free of charge. Joint events are both advertised here and reported on afterwards. Examples include the annual village Street Market which raises funds for both the church and the school, the school’s bonfire and firework party, a village ‘Apple Day’ to raise funds for Forest schools and the annual community litter pick. Also in every Beacon issue is a summary of school news which informs the local community of the special activities that have occurred during the previous month.

A special mention must be made of the school’s links with the charity Red2Green which is based in the village. It provides services for people with a wide range of disabilities and the current joint venture with the school is called ‘War Detectives’. This is focusing on sharing memories of Swaffham Bulbeck’s World War 2. (www.red2green.org)

Links with the Parish Council are strong and can be illustrated by the involvement of the children in designing a new look for the facilities on our village green (the Denny) and the development of a wooded area now open to the public. A report of school life is always given at the AGM of the Parish Council. www.swaffhambulbeckpc.org.uk. This also provides a link to the Bulbeck Beacon.