Sticking together for the community
A day out at Legoland for prize winning pupils
SCHOOL children enjoyed a fun packed day at Legoland recently as a prize for winning a scheme that encouraged them to engage with their community.
Year six classes from 35 primary schools across Chiltern and South Bucks took part in the two district council’s joint Community Card sticker-collecting scheme that ran from April to June.
The aim of the scheme was to encourage young people to get involved in activities within their local community. Stickers covered a range of topics including cyber safety, money management, recycling and healthy lifestyle amongst others.
The schools were judged on the highest number of stickers collected per pupil and the winning schools were Curzon Church of England Combined School in Amersham and St Peter’s Church of England Primary School in Burnham.
South Bucks District Council’s portfolio holder for healthy communities Councillor Trevor Egleton said: “Both winning schools put in a tremendous amount of effort and we’re impressed with how many activities they were able to take part in. All the schools that entered did a great job.”
Chiltern District Council’s cabinet member for community Councillor Graham Harris said: “This was an innovative way of helping youngsters learn about a wide range of issues. The fact that 35 schools participated is proof of the scheme’s worth, so congratulations to everyone who took part as well as to the winners.”
Headteacher at Curzon Church of England Combined School Mrs Coles said: “This is the second time that our school has completed the Community Cards scheme. We made sure that we gave sufficient time to give to this worthwhile project as we feel that it has critical key topics for our year six pupils to learn about, in being good, responsible citizens in their locality. We were delighted to win, as staff had worked exceptionally hard to do justice to the different learning aspects of the programme.”
In addition to the two winning schools, there were 10 individual winners who were chosen by their teachers to recognise the special effort they made whilst taking part in the scheme. The individual winners came from:
Chartridge Combined School
Chesham Bois CofE School
Gerrards Cross CofE School
Brushwood Junior School
The Stoke Poges School Holtspur School Little Spring School in Chesham won a trip to The Climb in Amersham and Chesham Bois CofE School won a set of family passes to The Chiltern Pools in Amersham.
CELEBRATION: The winners of Chiltern and South Bucks District Councils’ joint Community Card sticker-collecting scheme Curzon Church of England Combined School and St Peter’s Church of England Primary School