Working with Our Community
Our school recognises its accountability to the local community and our children are very pro-active in fund raising projects which help others. Each year they come up with some lovely ideas to raise money to support the work of both local and international charities.
We drive improvement and relations within our community through our Diversity Forum which is a volunteer team of parents and carers who reflect the diversity of our school community. Their role is to support us to enhance the links that we currently have with our parents and the local community; to forge new partnerships locally, nationally and globally.
We regularly offer the resources and facilities of our school to local groups and charities. If you run a local community group or charity then please get in touch with us to find out more about how we can support you with your events and activities.
Current Projects Supported by our School
The Three Brooks Nature Conservation Group
We regularly offer the group our facilities for free.
"Thank you very much for arranging for our group to be able to use Wheatfield for our committee meeting last Tuesday evening. We very much appreciated your accommodating us and allowing us to use your staff room. The room was was perfect for our needs and being able to hold our meeting there really saved the day as we were struggling to find a suitable location at short notice." (R Ann, Secretary of The Three Brooks Nature Conservation Group)
1st Bradley Stoke Guides
We offered our hall for free for an event which took place in February 2019.
1st Bradley Stoke Scouts
Thanks to the success of offering our hall free for an event last year, we have recently offered our school again to the Scouts for some of their activites and scout leader meetings.
Our school is once again supporting this year's poppy appeal. Snap bands, zip pulls, pin poppies and regular poppies will be available during the week commencing 5th November.
North Bristol Food Bank
Our children donated food for this year's appeal as part of our Harvest Festival celebrations.
Children in Need
We were delighted to raise a grand total of £204.00 for this year’s Children in Need appeal.
Inspired to Believe Rainbow T-Shirts
During the summer term, our children and staff were busy thinking about how we could record and remember the impact of COVID19 in a positive way. We wanted to acknowledge that there have been lots of unknown positives that have come out of our time in school during this period and as a community, we have managed to come even closer.
The school decided to create some printed t-shirts to sell to children, staff and families in order to raise funds for the NHS.Adrienne Wheeler from The Friends of Wheatfield Primary came up with a new logo design to reflect the spirit of this period in time and the school’s uniform supplier printed the t-shirts for the school. Sales went well and the school was delighted to raise £303 for the NHS Charity at Southmead Hospital.
Bristol Children’s Hospital
Congratulations to Olivia and Amelia who set themselves the mighty challenge of walking 100k over the summer holidays to raise money for the Bristol Children’s Hospital. Having completed their challenge, the girls raised £110 for this very worth charity – what a great way to keep active and consider others.
Other Linked Projects
We were recently joined by over a dozen volunteers from BT who spent two days working on the school grounds. In exchange for nothing more than a free school meal, this dedicated group worked tirelessly to help us with some big projects including:
- Building a path from the car park to Chicken Wood
- Creating a seated area within our Wild Wood
- Completing a wild meadow on an unused strip of land in the car park
- Tackling the overgrown pond area
We are really grateful to BT for lending us their staff and to the volunteers for the time they gave and the effort they put in. We hope to see them again next year and will no doubt have more jobs lined up for them!
We were extremely pleased to host a group of volunteers from the MOD who spent their time painting our school cloakrooms! They did a fantastic job and worked really hard to ensure these areas are now looking their best again.
Bee's Needs Award
During the last year, some of our current Year 4 children took part in a community project to create a wildlife haven on Patchway common. In recent years, the common had become overgrown with brambles and scrub, so a project was devised to bring it back into active management whilst enhancing the community space for pollinating insects.
The project recently picked up a prestigious Bees’ Needs Award in recognition of the work done to transform the site into a wildflower meadow to encourage pollinators and make it a pollinator-friendly habitat.
During November, some representatives from Year 4 were invited to receive the award alongside Hayley Herridge from Buglife and Cllr Paul Hughes, the Council’s Cabinet member for Communities. A big thank you to Joseph, Oliver, Daisy, Isla and Miss Daley for representing the school so well.
Home-Start Bristol is a charity that supports vulnerable families across Bristol and South Gloucestershire. Home-Start’s success depends on constantly recruiting and training new volunteers, and volunteering with us can be a very fulfilling experience. Our next training courses will take place in Patchway and in Southmead, starting in January.
Home-Start volunteer makes a real difference to the families it supports and to its volunteers. We offer a lifeline to families and help them develop strategies to cope with current and future difficulties. The nine-week training course is accredited, and volunteers can gain a level 2 qualification. Volunteers report a significant impact on their life skills, self-esteem and employment prospects.
More information can be found here:
Congratulations to Harper in 4L who took part in the ‘Race for Life’ last Saturday running an impressive 5K. Harper only heard about the race very recently and was interested to learn that it supported Cancer Research.
Harper’s gymnastics coach sadly lost her battle against cancer a short time ago and Harper felt inspired to raise money in her honour. She set up a JustGiving page with the aim of raising £100. To date, Harper has raised £245 – her family and school are very proud of her!
South Glos Community Learning Free Courses.
South Gloucestershire Council run a number of free training courses for residents living within the South Glos area. Please click the links below for further information: