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Community Spirit

May 24, 2017 by Ellie Linton

On Tuesday, following Monday night’s most horrific incident, a little girl in Key Stage 2 came into my room and said: “Have you heard what’s happened?”

When I said I had and asked if she was alright, she said she’d like a cuddle, which of course she got. We chatted briefly about it and I said we needed to stick together as a team and support each other. She said to me: “We are lucky. We have a really strong community.”

It got me thinking about our community. Everywhere around school on Tuesday, people were looking out for each other. There were hugs, positive exchanges, offers of help. We stood together and it made me proud.

Our school has such a happy community. I was looking at all the work done on World Day for Cultural Diversity and it was amazing to see the range of languages and cultures we have across school and how our children are so interested to learn about them all.

There is a genuine harmony across school and our children celebrate difference, and are interested in each other’s lives. On World Day for Cultural Diversity, we were so lucky to have our parents and carers join us and share elements of their culture with our children to help them learn more.

I am so proud to be the Headteacher of Oswald Road Primary School. 

Mrs Howard, Headteacher