Woolenwick Juniors are proud to be engaged with our community and support many of the different projects that take place. Examples are shown below:
RotaKids helps build self esteem, develops leadership skills and introduces young pupils to community service through Rotary. Full details can be found here.
VOICE IN A MILLION
During summer term we took some children from Year 6 to Wembley Arena to participate in a schools’ concert like no other – Voice in a Million (VIAM). Hundreds of schools participate over this two-night event, and we were the only Stevenage school on the night! The children had rehearsed tirelessly and sang beautifully including much-loved songs from ‘The Greatest Showman’, Imagine Dragons and Stormzy. Three pupils also got the opportunity to parade our Woolenwick Junior School banner on the stage and around the arena. Huge thanks to all the parental support with rehearsals and cake sales, as well as to those who came to see their child sing. We were complimented by members of the general public and other schools on our children’s exemplary behaviour and talent.
Our amazing choir performed for the Lord Mayor at her annual charity concert. They were greeted with cheers and applause before they even began their performance of “Hound Dog” by Elvis Presley! Staff and parents commented that both behaviour and performance was incredible and they were a credit to our school. We are very proud of them. Well done Woolenwick Junior choir!
A big thank you to the children for their commitment to rehearsals and providing fantastic costumes as well as bucketful’s of enthusiasm!
National Autism Week
Jessica Kuffour, our Behaviour for Learning HLTA at Woolenwick Junior School spent a day in school dressed as a magical unicorn raising money to support Autism and the challenges children and their families face as part of Autism Awareness Week. Jessica is also the founder of Grace’s Space a local charity based at Grace Community Church in Shephall, Stevenage. Grace’s Space is a parent and volunteer led monthly Saturday Club for children diagnosed with an Autistic Spectrum Condition. They support children aged 3-14 years, their parents and their siblings. The sessions run from 10am on the first Saturday of each month.
Jessica said ‘Grace’s Space celebrates ten years this September giving support and help to over 600 people. It is wonderful to see positive impact on children and their families lives; encouraging them and all of our community to embrace the difference’.
Gary Hawkins, Headteacher of Woolenwick Junior School said ‘all children are unique and as a school and community it is important to appreciate difference at Woolenwick. We have run an Appreciating Difference Week in order to develop further children’s understanding in an ever changing world.’ During the school year children participate in a range of activities in their classes, from interviewing adults with special talents to creating posters to develop awareness.