Buglawton Primary School is part of the local community and we work well with other agencies to belong to the wider community. We have good links with other schools, local churches, and charities. We like to involve members of the community in school as well as contributing to events outside of school.
Christmas Cards for our community
Buglawton is all about caring for others in our community, and we wanted to support The Storehouse foodbank in Congleton by creating Christmas cards for those receiving food parcels this Christmas. Our children created over 200 cards that will be sent out with food parcels during December to spread the Christmas spirit.
Anti-Bullying Week - Anti-Bullying Alliance
This week began with 'Odd Socks Day' to show that Buglawton Primary School celebrates difference and diversity - everyone is welcome. During the week, pupils looked at how we can stand up to bullying and work together to help those in our community.
Children in Need
On Children in Need day, pupils embraced a range of activities focused on the theme Five to Thrive wellbeing: Year 5 took part in Joe Wick's 24 hour PE Challenge and Mrs. Chapman and Mrs. Banks kindly donated £40 to recognise the efforts of the pupils!
Head Boy and Girl, represented the school in laying a wreath in Congleton town centre as a mark of respect and to signify that Buglawton Primary School remembers those who have fallen and those who continue to serve our nation.
In Flanders fields the poppies blow,
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
Harvest donations this year went to The Storehouse, Congleton's Foodbank. We were overwhelmed with the generosity of our families to support those in need during this difficult time.
Year 6 pupils then went out into the community to deliver harvest baskets to elderly residents after families had donated items.
“Buglawton Primary School is central to the community and pupils enjoy having the opportunity to collaborate on creative pieces and meeting our local residents.”
Open the Book Assemblies
Over the term, we have welcomed members of the local Church to come and speak to pupils about Christian lessons, Christmas and Easter.
Congleton In Bloom
Our children helped to plant the tubs for the town centre in Congleton Park.
Community Dance Project
Our Year 1 pupils have been taking part in a community dance project led by Creative Steps bringing different age groups of people together through dance. Our pupils have enjoyed meeting members of the community and interacting with an older generation.
As part of our Congleton Study, Mayor Bear came into school and led an assembly as well coming for a teddy bear's picnic with Preschool and Reception.
During the summer term, the PTA organised a Copper Trail in school where children brought in their 1p and 2p coins. We raised £100 which the children decided they would like to donate to local charity, Ruby's Fund.
Buglawton Community Group
Over the year, Miss Kennerley and Mr Jervis attend the Buglawton Community Group meetings. There are always lots of positive discussions about our local area and new activities that we can get involved with in the future. Parking around school has been raised as an issue by local residents, who we continue to work with to support as much as possible. We remind parents of sensible and responsible parking and the car park available at the Church House when dropping off and picking up children.