Friends of Chancel
At Chancel we are very lucky to be situated within such a supportive community. Below are just some of the local businesses who have offered us their help and support.
Every summer the children at Chancel collect the Morrison’s Let’s Grow vouchers which are then used to purchase gardening equipment for the school eco garden and outside spaces. During the Spring Term we collect the Sainsbury’s Get Active vouchers to enable us to purchase sports equipment.
We also have very strong links with our local Morrison’s store, who provide donations and support for our school, during a range of events.
At Chancel we are incredibly lucky to have regular visits from Chester, the ‘Pets As Therapy’ dog. Chester loves to sit and listen to children read to him; to improve their confidence and develop their love of reading!
The Woodland Trust have very kindly donated 200 trees to our school. The children had great fun planting the trees around the school site and can enjoy watching them grow for many years to come.
We link very closely with the local high school in Rugeley and pride ourselves on being part of an educational network. This ensures there is a smooth transition for our pupils, when moving to their local High School; enabling staff to share in pupils’ progress, attainment and successes.
Throughout the year Chancel collects much needed supplies for Rugeley Food Bank to help families in need; through the collection box located in our Office Lobby. Pupils from Chancel regularly visit Rugeley Food Bank, in order to find out more about the hard work undertaken by volunteers, in support of those in need. Each autumn term, we invite Rugeley Food Bank to join us during our Harvest Service, when we share some of the wonderful donations received from Chancel families, with them.
We would like to thank Tesco, who have donated a significant amount of money towards our ‘Trim Trail’ and who have always been very supportive of Chancel; regularly donating refreshments for school events. Tesco have also organised Farm To Fork tours for every class in school, an experience that the children have found incredibly interesting.
We have developed close links with this school in Sri Lanka and staff have taken part in a cultural exchange.
Other community links involve supporting Rugeley Sheltered Housing Society and Rugeley Blind and Partially Sighted Residents, in our efforts to ‘Develop the citizens of tomorrow, through the best education of today.’