As a school we work hard to develop links with our community. These have provided a wide range of opportunities for our pupils and have provided them with the chance to develop real life skills and interact and develop their confidence when communicating with adults. We have also benefitted from kind donations from local businesses in the form of prizes for raffles and competitions and financial support for some projects. We have also worked closely with 'Hapus' a local charity to run classes for our parents in financial management, positive parenting and English Second Language classes for our families.
Business in the Community - Right to read programme. Weekly visits from reading volunteers in year 5 provided by Motonovo Finance.
Cardiff Metropolitan University- Student teacher placements. Volunteers in the school. Our pupils have forest school sessions at Cardiff Met. Literacy workshops.
Albany Baptist Church – Adult courses for parents,
CHOMP - Chomp is a unique club to provide a fun activity & free freshly cooked meal for children and their families who struggle financially during the School holidays - watch the video https://vimeo.com/166928340 or search for Chomp Cardiff on Facebook to find out more.
Cadwyn Housing Association – Y6 pupils will be visiting completed construction site. Visitors into school – builders/carpenters/architects. Developed links with community groups to benefit families.
Anti-Bullying Ambassadors – Our school ABA’s went for ‘Upskill training’ in Worcester. They work to help children on our playground to ensure we have a safe & happy environment.
RSPB – Regular outdoor learning opportunities
Tesco - Visits to the store. Regularly supporting school events.
Barclays Bank - Money management classes for year 6 pupils
Sainsburys Local, Albany Road - Donation of sports equipment for after school clubs
Principality Building Society - Providing an artist and staff to redesign wall on junior playground
Countrywide - Donations of Hi-vis jackets for pupils
Albany Baptist Church - Reading volunteers
Upcoming community projects
This year we are linking up with Cadwyn housing as they work on a development on Albany Road. We hope to benefit from this with visits to the site, possible opportunities to meet real builders, carpenters, architects and quantity surveyors. We also have plans to work with them in an innovative project as part of a Numeracy week in the new year.
Quality Carpets Direct, based on Wellfield Road have also committed to getting involved in this Numeracy week helping the children to develop their real-life Numeracy skills.
Business in the Community
We have also worked with Business in the Community and benefitted from volunteers from businesses working on exciting projects in our school. This year Lloyds Banking staff worked with class 12 as part of Jamie's Food Revolution.
Hapus are a local charity who are committed to working to make our community a better place. Over the past few years they have worked with us on a number of projects to support families at Albany. They gave run money management courses fir parents along with parent talk groups giving support and advice on day to day parenting. Most recently they have organised ESOL classes for our parents with English as a second language. We have 18 parents attending this course with more signed up for future courses. This is proving to be a very effective partnership for our school.
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