The Vale of Evesham School enjoys being part of the local community and endeavours to involve the local area as much as possible into our school life. This takes the form of a variety of different approaches and involvement.
Throughout the school year classes visit local places of worship and interest. We also encourage local speakers, that represent a variety of charities and community concerns to talk in our weekly assemblies and encourage local businesses to share their experiences.
We have a very good link with local leisure providers and access their premises regularly, visiting the cinema, galleries and other exciting venues with links that give us special concessions.
Local charities are supported by us and will promote our school in their press releases if they can. They also visit us and give talks about their charities to our young people in assemblies, class groups and departments. These local charities also involve us and involve us in their fund raising.
As part of our community projects we use the local transport systems as part of the Travel Training Programme. We try and support all local events and have enjoyed been part of the Evesham Carnival and other events that we can take part in. Number 8 Cinema in Pershore have encouraged us to take part in the National Film Festival Presentations and have allowed us to use their cinema for our youngsters to get used to accessing a film without a large audience.
We also use the local Pet’s for Therapy Service and currently have two PAT Dogs helping us in school from the local community.
Parents/Carers and friends of the school are invited to social events and a variety of interesting talks from professionals are hosted at the school on a variety of topics. We always like to involve parents and carers as much as possible in the day and as part of some of the residential activities.
We are very fortunate to be in an excellent community that we use in a variety of different ways.