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Sutton Fostering

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News assemblies
When there is no class assembly on a Friday, we have a News assembly. We look at news from Sutton Council, news in Britain on BBC Newsround and International news in the world and we discuss it and reflect upon it all from a social, moral, cultural and spiritual point of view.
Some children have been prompted to watch Newsround more and even read papers!

Community

How we get involved locally, nationally and internationally

Locally
Sutton is a very community-minded borough, providing many opportunities for us to be involved with other schools in sport, specialist subjects and competitions.
Examples of these are: the football competitions, the Rotary quiz, indoor athletics, outdoor athletics, cross country, netball competitions, road safety, walk to school initiative, a Christmas card competition with the local MP, catering competitions etc. Local organisations also alert us to special events that they are holding, e.g. Eco-local, or special needs events, holiday schemes etc and we put them in the community section of our weekly newsletter.
 We encourage our children to join local clubs such as Brownies and Cubs, Sea Cadet, St John’s ambulance and local choirs. Our choir take part in a local production in the Charles Cryer Theatre each March, raising funds for the Royal Marsden.
Where possible we invite local groups into school. The local police have sent officers to talk to the pupils and we have begun to make links with businesses.
We also have links with local secondary schools. Students from Wallington County Grammar School come to school to support in class; have run Science and First Aid workshops and invite us to the school for special events such as plays and science challenges.  Transport for London also teach Year 6 how to be safe on public transport with an interactive Roadshow.

The church also provides opportunities for local involvement. At Harvest our children take gifts of food to the elderly people at the lunch club at Holy Trinity and we send food to Europe via the Rotary club. At Christmas our choir sings for the elderly folk at the Lunch Club. Each year group takes part in a church service which parents and families come to. Holy Trinity Church Boys’ Brigade meets in our school on a Friday evening and they will be running their summer holiday club at our school for a week in August.

Clubs: A small Asian dance group meet in school and we host the Sutton Schools Workers.

Nationally
Competition: In the past two years we have been involved in a national Maths competition (and won the final at Cambridge University!) and a national Science competition for Year 5 children where we got to the semi final.

Charity: We are involved with the national charities such as Children in Need, the Poppy Appeal, Jeans for Genes, the Royal National Lifeboat Association, Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital, Sport Relief etc.

Singing at the O2: Along with about 6,000 other people from around the country, this turned out to be world record breaking event! Those who were there – the choir and 5 adults, were among 6,031 who were the largest ever group of backing singers to a soloist – in the world! This was March 2012.

Other Church of England schools.  In April 2012 we linked with a Church of England School in Arundel. We are very excited about this link and exploring a contrasting location.

 Internationally
We support Water aid projects, buy animals in other parts of the world, and are seeking to make a link with a school in Zimbabwe since our Parish has a link with Zimbabwe. Holy Trinity school has had a long history of a connection with a school in Makanga in Africa but unfortunately contact has become too difficult. We have supported a project in Colombia (where on of our ex-teaching assistants is now working); raised money for street children in India and heard from Church workers who have worked in Brazil.