At Acacias we believe it is important that we endeavour to work in ways which promote community cohesion. We aim to build community cohesion by promoting equality of opportunity and inclusion for different groups of pupils within school. Alongside this strive to promote shared values and encourage our pupils to actively engage with others to understand what they all hold in common.
In addition to promoting a strong community ethos within the school, we also strive to work in partnership with the local community which we serve.
Support in the Community
There is a range of support available in the local community which may be of interest to our families. This includes a wide range of sessions at Burnage Library, including a Talk English cafe (Thursdays 10-11), for people who are new to speaking English and want to practice, and a Singing, Rhymes and Storytimes session every Wednesday from 10.30 - 11.30. Details can be viewed on their website: http://www.burnageactivityhub.org.uk/wp/.
Views of our community - our Union Jack
We created this piece of art to represent what our school thinks about being a part of the local community, living in Manchester and being a part of the wider British community. We interviewed children and members of staff to find out about their views of the positive things about where we live and we also asked them what they thought we could do to make our communities better. We wrote these onto cards to create the Union Jack.
Big Burnage Animal Parade
On Friday 24th March 2017, some pupils and members of staff joined members of the local community to take part in the Big Burnage Animal Parade. At the parade, the Eagle created by our Year 6 pupils was displayed and lit up, along with three other animals created by local schools and other community members.
Big Burnage Animal Parade - Mask Making
On Friday 10th March 2017, Year 6 pupils worked with two art specialists from 'Global Grooves' to create a giant illuminated Golden Eagle to be used in the Big Burnage Animal Parade on Friday 24th March. The animal created was one of four that will be featured. The children also made masks to be worn to the parade. It was a thoroughly enjoyable day for all involved, and we look forward to seeing the Golden Eagle 'walking' the streets of Burnage! For more information on the parade, please click here.
Community Litter Pick
On Friday 10th March 2017, our school council and eco-council took part in a community litter pick. The children walked around the local area, with members of staff, collecting litter from the paths. This helped to keep our local community clean, and visually appealing.