The Community Room
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The School Community
Kings Furlong Junior School has very strong links with both Kings Furlong Infants School and Nursery and Cranbourne Business and Enterprise College. We like to ensure there is a smooth transition between Year 2/Year 3 and Year 6/Year7 so that children settle quickly in their new school, are happy and enjoy their learning.
Our community room, funded from extended schools grants, was opened in 2009 and has been the venue for a range of activities with the aim of engaging the wider community with the school. Our Parent Support Adviser holds regular coffee mornings for parents and carers of children from both schools, and a variety of adult learning classes such as keeping up with the children literacy and numeracy have been organised. Basingstoke Ethnic Minority Achievement Service run classes for ethnic minority parents and carers from across Basingstoke.
The Community Garden was opened by the Mayor, Keith Chapman, on 5th November. It is funded by a grant from Basingstoke and Dean Borough Council and Extended Schools and supported by a generous donation of fruit trees and a greenhouse from Dummer Garden Centre . As well as the Junior and Infant schools, it is also used by the local community and we welcome input from family, friends and neighbours to help with our ongoing project.
Please contact the school office if you would like to come and potter!
The Local Community
Our latest project, the community garden, is about to be launched. Grants from Basingstoke and Deane and extended schools have got us off the ground and we hope that parents, carers, their extended families and our school neighbours will share their skills and enjoy the ‘fruits’ of their labour.
Mrs Ashby, our music leader has also launched a community choir. Starting with the parents of children in our already successful school choir, she hopes to extend membership to the wider family and friends. With a booking at the Anvil already in hand, thanks to the Salvation Army, we hope the community choir will go from strength to strength.
A team of volunteers from Axa Wealth came to paint our cloakrooms during the summer holidays. We are very grateful for all their hard work and are enjoying our lovely new cloakrooms.
The National Community
Year 6 worked with registered charity ‘The Making’ in preparation for The World Party in the Park in July
Our active school council have forged strong links with The Stroke Association through work done in partnership with CBEC student council.
Our team of Peer Supporters, who are ‘on duty’ at playtimes and lunchtimes to support and befriend children, were trained by the N.S.P.C.C.
Because of these collaborative partnerships, the school has raised funds for both these organisations over the last year.
The Global Community
As a UNICEF Rights Respecting School, the children are aware that not all children around the world have the same rights as they do. We join in UNICEF’s annual Day for Change and, through our links with Queen Mary’s College student council, are involved with the Kakindo School Project in Uganda.