Community Projects play a vital role in introducing our children to situations that they may not usually experience. Whether it’s learning to care for animals, playing with children who are not as able as themselves, or considering human impact on the environment, TX community projects are designed to provide the children with a wider perspective and to help them to better understand their individual and collective responsibility to the community in which they live.
Children begin to meet our community partners as early as EYFS, where they welcome Animal Rescue and Care (ARC) to discover that animals are just like us; they have basic needs and love to play and cuddle. In Year 5, children return to an animal related theme as they learn how humans hold the power to preserve or destroy habitats and environments.
From Years 1 to 3, children see that wherever they are and whatever challenges they face, they all have the same dreams and aspirations, if not the same opportunities. Years 4 and 6 children consolidate what they have learned in earlier years in overcoming language, social and academic barriers to work together with partners on different exciting projects.
Community service is a vital part of life over in AP2 as well, so the skills learned here in TX continue to be refined through the secondary years.
Year groups start their community projects at different times during the year, and some have yet to start. So far this year, Y6 have met with PdV and Y3 have met with Thien Phuc.
Ms Heather Robinson
Community Projects Leader at the Tu Xuong Campus