Chislehurst Schools Forum
The Chislehurst Society is happy to support curriculum input in both primary and secondary schools locally. Our Schools Forum meets three times a year and representatives from each school can discuss their requirements and local issues at these relaxed meetings.
We plan our annual Environmental Awards which includes the new Community Spirit Award for young people and also The Mix, a day of activities mixing up pupils across the age bands and across all our schools including the independent sector (see below). We find these very rewarding events to organise and know that our young people really benefit from the interaction.
Just this year we have been involved in classroom work as follows:
- St Peter and St Paul RC Primary - Year 6 - WWII in Chislehurst
- Marjorie McClure Specialist School - media studies
- Babington House - film venue for Heritage Lottery documentary
- Coopers School - Community work opportunities for Year 12 including training student guides in relation to The Mansion House on site
- Mead Road and St Nicholas Primary Schools - research into the history of the schools via access to original log books
- Farringtons (pictured below) - talk to year 9 on WWI in Chislehurst
- Bullers Wood - talks on WWI and WWII to GCSE students
We have recently received a request from Coopers to work with Year 13 drama group on a 'verbatim theatre' production. Colfe's School have also been in touch asking to support our research work looking at original sources.
We believe local school pupils can offer so much to the Chislehurst Community by sharing their social media skills, their time and energy to local projects such as The Big Draw and Chislehurst Rocks. The Duke of Kent Masonic Home for our older residents and St Nicholas Church are two groups crying out for help from the younger generation. We are happy to act as an interface and introduce both sides to the right contacts. Working together benefits everyone. (Citizenship is also useful for references, CV's and UCAS applications!)
Students from all schools are invited to get together each summer to produce The Mix. Originally a joint newsletter, the Mix is now an ideas and action day where students can provide important input to the future plans for Chislehurst.
Chislehurst Society Environmental Awards
All schools are invited to participate in the annual Environmental Awards.
All children who live or attend school in Chislehurst are invited to participate in the annual Environmental Awards.You can see a video of the 2014 event here ….
Member schools are: