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King Arthur’s Students Win Praise for Active Citizenship

Friday 5 February 2016, 13:46
By Cora Henry

King Arthur's Focus Day litter pickers

King Arthur’s School has been showered with compliments recently following a day of “active citizenship” from its students.

The theme for a “Focus day” was to deliver a series of ‘Community Projects’ that would allow students from Year 7 and 10 to get involved with organisations and people within their own town.

The school did not just want to teach about being good citizens but for students to be good citizens.

This project began with a couple of ideas from staff but once in the hands of the amazing young students, it rapidly became a major operation. The activities included a park and church tidy up; delivering cakes to public sector workers, a nursery school party, a talent show in a residential home, sports activities working with local disabled people, a charity coin mural, voluntary bag packing, working with partnership schools and recycling initiatives.

King Arthur's talent show at Carrington House

The support from the local community has been overwhelming; it was great to see people stand up and take note of the work students are doing. Mr Gary Chapman, Head of Year 7 said:

We are a small school that is passionate about the impact our children have in the community; this was a great way to showcase the best of King Arthur’s Community School. We pride ourselves on opportunities like this and look to support Wincanton as much as we can. So far, in this academic year we have already taken part in the Carnival, Memorial parades, and Christmas concerts and countless festivals and workshops for our feeder primary schools.

Schools today have a huge role in preparing children for adulthood and we believe it is our responsibility to develop adults for tomorrow, who take pride and respect both with the community and in the world they live in.

King Arthur's charity coin mural


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