UFA opens up community care opportunities

Each Friday afternoon, children in our junior classes are given a variety of exciting learning experiences to choose from. These are planned for and led by staff, who use their skills and interests to deliver enrichment experiences to our curriculum. The children apply to partake in these experiences and have a 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice. This half term, the children have been offered a community care experience and they have been busy planning for and preparing to open our school to the residents of local care homes. They have held planning meetings and have written letters of invitation to the care home residents. This will remain a part of our school day each Friday afternoon from 1.15pm onwards. The invitation has offered the opportunity to stay to watch the Golden Award assembly also to make an afternoon of time spent in our school. The children will offer bingo, dominoes, lots of chatter, smiles and refreshments to the experienced members of our community.

UFA (University of the First Age) groups have included sewing, cricket, golf, chicken welfare, baking, art, upcycling, jewellery making, design and craft, orienteering, music, board games, chess, lego electronics, forest schools and much more. We are delighted that community care and consideration is now added to our offer.