We are proud to have close links with St John the Baptist Church in Billesdon, Billesdon Baptist Chapel and other local groups including Billesdon Wildlife Group and Sustainable Billesdon. We are proud to be part of local village events such as our school choir singing at the Harvest Supper.
We welcome local residents to enhance and enrich our curriculum. For example, a local resident came to speak to ‘Faith’ class about her uncle who was a soldier in the Coldstream guards in WW1. Looking at letters and postcards from him provided a valuable insight and stimulus for the English unit of work around Remembrance Day.
Our Visit to the Gurdwara - 19th November 2019
Whilst learning about the Sikh faith, the children enjoyed the opportunity to learn about Sikh customs and traditions first hand. They enjoyed a fantastic morning at the Gurdwara in Leicester and came back from the trip full of new and exciting knowledge.
End of year Photostory for all classes - shown to parents at the leavers assembly
The Archbishop of Canterbury's visit to our school
In November 2017 we were lucky enough to be visited by The Archbishop of Canterbury – Justin Welby.
On his arrival, Archbishop Justin spoke to parents and the local Billesdon residents who had gathered in front of the school, waving flags to welcome him. As Archbishop Justin entered the school, the thirty strong choir sang 'Behold, I make all things new' in two part harmony as he was lead to the hall by Head Teacher, Mrs. Cook. Archbishop Justin, Bishop Martyn Snow of Leicester and Carolyn Lewis the Leicestershire Diocesan Director of Education, went to meet children from our weekly 'Worship Workshop' group led by Reverend Alison. One of the children held the holding cross and said a prayer aloud for everyone taking part in the webinar. It was such a privilege to pray with the Archbishop.
Some children from class 4 then took part in a live webinar along with 22 other local schools about prayer. They enjoyed voting on polls throughout to select the questions that Archbishop Justin would be asked during the webinar and answered questions live during the webinar. The children who took part in the webinar were interviewed afterwards by Helen McCarthy from BBC Radio Leicester.
As he left our school, Archbishop Justin said “You have a really lovely school here”. An endorsement we are very proud of.
Photographs can be found around the school, reminding us of our Archbishop Justin's special Visit. To mark the occasion, Mrs. Cook bought a large wooden cross that is now proudly displayed in our hall. This is lit by a child who writes a nomination for their friend to light the candle when we say the school prayer in whole school collective worship. The cross was blessed by Bishop Guli in a special service involving the school, parents and family, the local community and the Diocesan Director of Education for Leicestershire Carolyn Lewis.
'Maths Day' 31.1.18
Music 'Wow' afternoon with Tony Parkinson
Children in Need Day
Basketball 'WOW' day - November 1st
Holy Communion Service - end of Autumn Term