Links with the Local Community
Members of the local community are regularly welcomed into school to join in with our events, to share their expertise with the children and to support the children’s learning. We also take children on visits within the community as an extension of their work. Our school benefits from a great deal of support from the local community but we are also keen to offer support where we can. The following groups of people regularly come into school.
EMERGENCY SERVICES – We have very strong links with our local community police officers. They work with our children as part of their ‘people who help us’ topics and provide support and guidance for all age groups in terms of ‘Stranger Danger’ and other safety initiatives. Our local fire officers give talks about fire safety to children in Year 2 and Year 6 and the paramedic ambulance team talk to the children about their work.
HEALTH - The school dentist visits from time to time to carry out whole school inspections. A dental nurse gives a series of talks to our Year 3 children about the importance of looking after their teeth. Our School Nurse visits school regularly to check children's general health; she supports us in our science and PSHE work and is also available to meet with our families who wish to discuss any health related issues. The school audiologist may also work in school to test children’s hearing. Many of these professionals also take part in our whole school Health Week during the summer term.
INDUSTRY and BUSINESS - We have built up many worthwhile links with local businesses leading to sponsorships and further opportunities for children’s learning. Local firms and shops willingly donate prizes for our Christmas Fair.
LIFE EDUCATION CENTRE - The Life Education Centres’ mobile classroom visits school bi-annually to support the children’s work in Personal, Social and Health Education.
KINCRAIG CHILDREN'S CENTRE - Blackpool has a number of Children’s Centres throughout the town which provide a range of advice, support and services for children and their families. This includes a variety of courses and groups all of which are provided free of charge. We are very keen to promote the use of all Children’s Centres and we work particularly closely with Kincraig Children’s Centre in Bispham to encourage our families to take advantage of what they have to offer.
Please click on the link to download the Centre's latest activity timetable (when available).