Community & Charity Links
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Global Community Links:
Glasses to Africa through SpecSavers Scheme
We collect spent glasses that are sent to Africa for re-use. Helping the children to recycle and assist those who are less fortunate than us.
ECO Schools – Keep Britain Tidy environmental ownership in Schools
This is global, national and local work that we undertake that looks at the consequences of environmental impact, teaching our children about how we are custodians of our world and the actions that we take and their impact on the world around us.
Local Community Links
Heanor Vision. We have links to this local organisation to help our local community, it takes the form of consultation and presentation as well as involving ourselves in their projects such as the Young Entrepreneurs Competition and the Photographic Competition. They are also responsible for the Community Fair & Heanor Market.
Community Fair – We often attend the local Community Fair to advertise our latest project or sell items from activities that we have and are going to hold. We see this as a business opportunity and a shop window to help raise funds for our school.
HLTC – Heanor Loscoe Town Council. We have regular dialogue with our local council, through presenting our ideas and projects and asking for support as well as involving the local Councillors in the work that we do both in and out of school.
WI – we present to the WI on an annual basis about our Horticultural show as well as presenting about our community gardens and inviting them to help judge the horticultural show. We also ask them to provide refreshments on occasions when we have a public activity.
St Lawrence Church – We are affiliated to St Lawrence Church and have a very close relationship with the PCC and members of the church. We are always invited to all the major festivals and activities and many of our children attend the Coathangers Club that is held on our premises. Please see St Lawrence’s website for more details on their activities. www.stlawrenceheanor.org
Amber Valley – CIDs (Christians in Derbyshire) – CIDs have been involved with Mundy Junior School for a number of years. they provide both assemblies, a weekly club as well as Easter Workshops. They provide a wonderful Christian resource for our children, in a fun atmosphere.
Horticultural Show and Heanor in Bloom
Our Annual Show is on the community list of ‘must do events’, attracting over 1,000 people a year. It is the most amazing fun filled and community inspiring day. For more details please see our dedicated tab under ‘Learning’ where you can see all our photos from last year and our newest brochure will be available soon.
We have an annual competition to produce the designs for the memorial park garden and AVBC assist us in our Heanor in Bloom Project where the children distribute all the flowers from our Horticultural Show into the town to help brighten it up and give the children a sense of pride in their community.
Our children enter the David Neiper competition which is one of the few remaining manufacturing companies left in the Amber Valley. The competition entails the children entering hand made recycled garments along with several other local schools and a visit to the factory where the children have an opportunity to see how the garments are made.
Matthew Walker is our local and famous Christmas Pudding Factory. They come to school and have an annual fun day with the children baking and making all sorts of Christmas Puddings. It is a great way of engaging our children with their local community.
As our local feeder school we have a great deal of engagement with Heanor Gate Spencer College, these entail sporting events, social events, quizzes, activity days and holiday clubs.
Mr Andrew Dakin
Andrew Dakin not only is a governor at our school but he is a local Farmer (and celebrity! – just have a look at our Horticultural Show page). Andrew is one of our biggest advocates in the wider community and brings a unique dimension to our school in this dwindling livelihood. Our children have access to an environment that is alien to most of our families and draws attention to the importance of this highly important aspect of our food and economic cycle.
Our children spend some very happy times at our beautiful Shipley Park. They make use of these facilities for Forest Schools, walks, nature expeditions, activities and educational opportunities. We are blessed to have such a wonderful resource on our doorstep which again broadens the children’s experiences and gives them a sense of pride in their community.
The children have attended the Over 50’s Forum to sing to the members during the year. We invite the members to all our major events such as the Horticultural Show and Armistice Days.
Blend is part of our community engaging with older children. We have done projects with them as our children transition to secondary education.