ALUMNI NEWS – FUTURE FIRST

Calling all former pupils, parents and school supporters!

If you’re a former pupil of Engayne Primary School or a parent who would like to share your skills and knowledge with our children, we want to hear from you!

Your experiences since leaving could help to motivate and inspire our current pupils and increase their knowledge of the possibilities available in the future. We’d love you to join our community of alumni and supporters to stay connected with our school.

We’ve partnered with the national education charity Future First, who specialise in helping schools like ours to stay connected with their former pupils and supporters.

You can choose how and when you help – perhaps you can act as a career and education role model, become a mentor in person or online, or help with donations, or even apply to become a governor.

It doesn’t matter when you left us, whether you’re in further education or employment, whether you still live nearby or have moved further away, there are still ways you can help.

In order to sign up, just follow this link and fill in the online form – we promise it will only take a couple of minutes.

https://networks.futurefirst.org.uk/signup/engayneprimary

There is no obligation to do anything after signing up but you’ll receive a few updates to let you know what we’re up to and you’ll also hear about opportunities to get involved if you want to.  

If you are a parent, carer or know our school in another way and would like to share your experience with our pupils as a volunteer please do sign up and select the “Friend or supporter” option when indicating your relationship to Engyane Primary School.

Feel free to add any photos you may have – perhaps a past tutor group, school trip or sports team.

We are also looking forward to welcoming alumni volunteers at several school events such as the music concert, new parents intake meeting and some of our Summer assemblies.

When I was at school by Eddie Coleman – Police Officer

When I was at school by Lewis Coleman – Aspiring Navy Weapons Engineering Officer

ALUMNI PROJECT- The Feel Good Garden

It is well documented the children experience an increase in well being and health by being outside and connecting with nature.

Being outside helps us to experience the world using our senses, seeing, hearing, touching to help us make sense of the world. These experiences are an integral part of the educational opportunities we want to offer our pupils.

The school are keen to develop an area of the school as a “Feel Good Garden”. With plans for sensory plants and water features, the garden would be used as a haven for reflection, well being activities and as a place to nurture the children’s mental and physical well being.

Fundraising began in our 60th year with current staff (who were former pupils) pledging to raise money for the project. Former pupils and parents were invited to donate and our current total stands at £2,725.

The project team contacted Councillor Gillian Ford and her husband Oscar for some advice re designing our Feel Good Garden. We were delighted that Gillian (a former pupil who also had her own children attend Engayne) and Oscar offered their expertise and came along to measure and photograph our piece of ground. They have created a garden design for us and offered continuing support and guidance as and when the project commences which is amazing!

Draft Design Click here to see a suggested design and ideas

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