Salway Ash Church. One of our school governors, Mrs Holland, runs the Sunday Club which is well attended by our school families.
Our Collective Worship Chair displayed in the main corridor is updated season by season.
As a Church School, we have strong links with our local churches, particularly Holy Trinity Church, Salway Ash which is directly across the road from our school.
We use the church for services and activities based around the church calendar which helps the children to grow familiar with being in the church building and participating in church worship as well as collective worship times within school.
We are proud to be a part of a thriving village community.
Each month a representative from the school, be that a member of the school council, other pupil, member of staff or governor contribute an article to the parish magazine informing local people of what is going on within the school and inviting them to be involved wherever possible.
We are very fortunate to be invited to participate in events such as village fetes. The school PTA always endeavors to support these events with fundraising efforts and we are very grateful for the support and financial gifts which we receive in return.
A great many of our children, staff and governors attend Church services, Sunday School, Village Hall Events and community breakfasts and take part in the village pantomime.
Our local businesses are often generous in donating and attending school fundraisers and often welcome school children on educational visits.
We are always keen to be involved with community and charity events.
Our recent participation in the Swimarathon benefitted our school as the Lions Club very generously donated some of the money raised to our new library books.
Lisa Crew receives a cheque towards the new library books from The Lions Club.
Guide Dogs at Salway Ash.
We are very lucky that one of our school families volunteers with the Guide Dog Association to train guide dog puppies for their future life as assistance dogs.
Parent and school governor, Hayley Skelton, regularly brings the dogs into school to show the children and to help socialise the puppies. The noise and movement within school is very useful for familiarising the puppy with busy environments.
Hayley's daughters Darcey and Frances often give informative assembly presentation on how the puppies are progressing, what they are learning and the specific instructions and training techniques they are required to use.
Within school the children quickly learn that they may pet the puppies when Miss Skelton permits them however when the dogs wear their official guide dogs jacket they are then working and should not be distracted.
We feel very fortunate to be a part of this process.
The family have recently received their second puppy, Zara, having successfully completed the initial training with Pepsi who was their first. All the children in school are very excited to hear news of Pepsi and are looking forward to seeing photographs and hearing news of when Pepsi is paired with a blind or partially sighted owner following further training at the Guide Dog centre.
Darcey with Puppy 1 - Pepsi (aged 8 weeks.)
Pepsi (aged 8 months) lies quietly in the school library whilst the children read their books with Hayley.
Pepsi lies quietly in the school library whilst the children read their books. The children know they must not pet her whilst she is in her coat
Puppy 2 - Zara (age 7 weeks.)
Zara settles in to her new home. Pictured here with one of the families own dogs- Truffle.
Kelci's Dance Academy.
Following the construction of our new school buildings our hall is now hired by local young business woman Kelci Poole for her dance academy providing dance instruction for both adults and children from the local area.