In the Community
Over the summer holidays, we take time to reflect on key aspects of our school provision and the summer term.
Such projects offer opportunities for pupils to take part in national and local community events, contributing to pupil’s rights to be part of a community. It builds on their social skills and offers them a breadth of experience. This year, pupils have enjoyed:
- Social Action project: Last term, a small group of Sixth Form students worked with Tessa from Team London Volunteering Matters to begin planning a social action project (this will be based within the school community) as part of a programme overseen by the Mayor of London and Smart School Councils. Students identified community issues and what they can do to bring about positive change that will have a positive impact on the community. Whilst doing so, pupils identified essential skills needed for their future such as communication, problem solving, teamwork and leadership. Tessa came into school every Friday for 6 weeks at 11am to work with the students and support them to decide on their project. The students were given a grant of £1000 to put their project into action.
- Sports Week: Our Sports Week commenced on 27th of June. Upper School pupils took part in a number of sporting activities including cheerleading, sitting volleyball, dancing and tennis. Upper School also launched their team houses, named after famous British Paralympians. The Sports Day was run by Merton Sports Partnership Coach and held on Tuesday 28th June. Parents were invited to the outdoor event with Lower School sessions taking place in the morning and Upper School sessions in the afternoon.
- Panathlon Football: A group of Upper School pupils attended the Panathlon football event held at Wembley Goals on May 11th. The pupils took part in football matches alongside pupils from other schools.
- KS1 and KS2 pupils took part in an inclusive tennis morning event, held at the All England Lawn Tennis Club with peers from mainstream provisions. The children participated in a number of fun tennis drills to develop their skills.
- Duke of Edinburgh: 2020-2021 Alumni students attended an awards ceremony on 28th May to receive their certificates for completing the DofE Bronze Award from Carol Curtis, Merton DofE lead. The awards were presented by Mayor of Merton, Councillor Michael Brunt.
- The whole school joined the nation in celebrating The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The PSHE coordinators planned a Jubilee Day on 7th June. Upper School started the day with an Enrichment assembly, take part in various Jubilee themed creative challenges, scones baking, joining a Virtual Windsor castle tour, a tea party and ended the day with Question time with the ‘Queen’. Celebrating further, the Upper School Council represented Perseid school at the Jubilee thanksgiving dinner held by the Baitul Futuh Mosque on 26th May. At Lower School, pupils spent the morning preparing for a Jubilee Street Party that took place in the afternoon. Parents were invited to attend this event and food; music and entertainment ensured the pupils enjoy the celebration! The school kitchen also arranged a special Jubilee themed lunch!