Community


I often watch programmes about house buying. People are looking to move and call in the help and advice of TV programmes such as Location, Location, Location. Often, when asked what the requirements are people answer we would like to be in an area with a sense of community.

In this busy world we live in people often lose sight of friends and neighbours. Here at Kirby Hill School I believe community is alive and well. Part of our school ethos is to be kind hearted and this is evident in all we do. Our children work hard, are polite and show concern for others. They welcome newcomers and new children quickly become part of the school.

Parents, carers and friends are welcomed into the school regularly though a range of activities and the PTA are active in fund raising for the school. Their commitment and hard work doesn’t go unnoticed.

The school is very well supported by our Vicar and members of All Saints Church. Once a term a messy church afternoon is held in school and church members volunteer to assist with this activity. It is a very rewarding time culminating in the sharing of the crafts the children have made and enjoying food together.

Community is a compound word; com means with and unity means being unified or having a common union.  The school celebrates the successes and shares the sorrows of one another.

In the Bible, Hebrews 13:1-2 states: - keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters. Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing so some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.

How marvellous is that?

Gill Ward