Stick­ing to­gether for the com­mu­nity

A day out at Le­goland for prize win­ning pupils

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SCHOOL REPORT - By Camilla Good­man camilla.good­man@trin­i­tymir­

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

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