Schools and education
The Chislehurst Society supports curriculum input into both primary and secondary schools locally. Our Schools Forum meets annually enables us to work together for the benefit of schools, students and residents.
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 logbooks
- Farringtons – talk to year 9 on WWI in Chislehurst
- Bullers Wood – talks on WWI and WWII to GCSE students
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 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!)
These awards were established in 1991 in memory of Alun and Joy Jones who had worked to keep Chislehurst a special place for many years. They take place every year with a set theme, and local schools submit artistic entries based on that theme. These entries are then judged within set categories and the winners are selected and presented with their prizes during the Environmental Awards evening.
Make a Difference award
Our Make a Difference awards are inspired by the legacy of the late Donna Bompas and are awarded to students who can demonstrate that their project has made a difference to the local environment.