Community Projects 2021-2022
International Decoration Exchange – December 2021
Children across school have taken part in an ‘International Decoration Exchange’. They have hand crafted decorations that represent England, which have been sent to schools all across Europe.
In exchange, we have received some very exciting parcels in the post! Pupils were thrilled to open festive packages from Europe, Spain, Romania and Slovakia and have enjoyed sharing the beautiful decorations, cards and messages from schools all around the world and learning more about how they celebrate Christmas!
Children in Year One and Year Two have loved decorating our International Christmas tree, researching the different countries and comparing their Christmas traditions to ours!
Harvest Festival – October 2021
During the Autumn Term, as part of our school Core Values, pupils have learnt about democracy. Citizenship was highlighted, particularly the importance of being a kind and caring friend and member of the community. To emphasise the importance of helping those less fortunate pupils decided they would like to offer their support to a local charity, The Trussell Trust. The Trussell Trust support a nationwide network of food banks and provide emergency food and support to people locked in poverty.
A huge thank you to our very kind and generous children, parents, carers and staff who have donated a staggering 250 food and toiletry items for the Trussell Trust.
Community Projects 2020-2021
The Lumley Love Trail – February 2021
To promote Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week, as part of home learning tasks, pupils focused on the story ‘The World Made a Rainbow’ by Michelle Robinson
The COVID-19 pandemic and school closures, had brought about a lot of uncertainty, anxiety and feelings of sadness for us all. Staff and pupils couldn’t help but notice that most of the rainbows from March 2020 had disappeared and our windows of hope and friendship were bare.
To support our children and families to feel a sense of togetherness during the January 2021 school closure, we launched ‘The Lumley Love Trail’. This was in partnership with Lumley Junior School.
Children were asked to place a heart in their windows as a symbol of togetherness and posters were placed around the local community too.
We were astounded by the uptake within Great Lumley, and as the story of the trail was shared between families and friends, hearts reached far and wide across County Durham.
‘We will still have each other,
when this rainstorm ends’
One Moment, One People Fundraiser – January 2021
During the COVID-19 pandemic and the first national school closures, children and staff from Lumley Infant and Nursery School and Lumley Junior School came together to record the song “One Moment, One People”. This was to symbolise that even though we could not all be together, we were still part of one community – one family, in the hope to support well-being within the local community.
The video was ready to share with pupils, parents and carers during the second national school closures, January 2021, in the hope it would bring about feelings of togetherness during another unprecedented, difficult time.
You can watch our song by following the following link: Lumley Schools Choir: One Moment, One People
A “Just Giving” page was set up for donations to enable both Lumley Infant School and Lumley Junior School to enhance the resources and provision to support children’s well-being upon their return to school from the 8th of March 2021.
A staggering £740 was raised, which has been used to train staff in delivering the intervention ‘Connecting with Children’, which aims to support children’s well-being in a nurturing and play-based setting.