Shaw Wood in the Community
Shaw Wood Academy takes great pride in getting involved in the local community where possible and enhancing the community spirit of the pupils, parents and staff associated with Shaw Wood Academy.
It’s important to Shaw Wood Academy that everyone associated with us is proud of that fact and that they are proud of the local community.
Examples of events in the community which Shaw Wood have been involved in include the following :
Singing Christmas Carols at the Care Homes situated in Armthorpe
Pupils postings letters to various worldwide embassy’s
> Shaw Wood Choir
On Wednesday 10th June 2015, the School Choir went to The Dome in Doncaster for a Sing Out.
The Sing Out is an event organised by Doncaster Music Services to encourage children to sing and perform. Children from 20 different schools in Doncaster all learnt the same songs and then joined together with 600 children to perform them in unison. The effect was fantastic and the children worked incredibly hard all day rehearsing for the evening concert.
The Shaw Wood Choir had been rehearsing the songs for several months in order to perfect them and they certainly shone through on the night!
It was a fantastic evening, thoroughly enjoyed by both the children and staff participating and the parents who made up the audience.
Well done to all the wonderful children that made our choir sensational!
> The Mayflower Animal Sanctuary
As you may be aware, Shaw Wood has chosen to support The Mayflower Animal Sanctuary, a Doncaster charity that was established in 2003. The charity rescues abused and abandoned dogs and cats providing care and sanctuary until permanent and responsible homes can be found.
Last year Mayflower re-homed over 350 dogs and 120 cats and we managed to raise a total of £112.13p.
If you would like more information about the charity, please visit www.mayflowersanctuary.co.uk.
The school will continue to support Children in Need, Comic Relief and Operation Christmas Child.
> Junior Road Safety Officers
Shaw Wood Academy started having Junior Road Safety Officers back in September 2013. Our Current Road Safety Officers are Adam and Jade. During this time they have been committed and thought carefully about the children’s safety some of the things they worked on are:
- Keeping a notice board
- Organising competitions
- Observing children being safe on the road outside school and rewarding them for using the Green Cross Code
- Wring letters to parents giving safety books to children
All their hard work is recorded in a folder and will then be sent off to be judged by the Life Wise centre.
We are continuing our work trying to keep children safe and our Junior Road Safety Officers will be interviewing for two more enthusiastic Road Safety Officers who will take over in September.
> Samaritans Purse
The children have been collecting shoe boxes in aid of Samaritans Purse.
Two type of boxes have been collected. One for boys and one for girls.
The children have watched a DVD to show the excitement of the children when they receive their shoe boxes and open them for the first time.
Gifts include toys such as teddies, dolls, cars & hygiene items such as tooth brushes, toothpaste, soap etc.
In total the school has received 63 boxes with support from adults and children.
> Ideas for Community Events?
If you have any ideas of how Shaw Wood could get further involved in the community or if you have any community events where you think Shaw Wood could support you then please don’t hesitate to contact us.