Community

We are at the 'Heart of the Community'. We take part in and support many village and Hope Valley events as well as entertaining the community and fundraising for village appeals.

Growing your own potato in a pot or a bucket - links with Hathersage Horticultural Society
Fancy a delicious homegrown, pest free potato? If so, try this:
You need to provide your own container (ideally about 15 litres) and some compost (peat free if possible) and we will provide you with a Charlotte potato tuber for 50p.
This event is open to everyone and is being run by the Horticultural Society. The aim is to plant your potato in a pot or a bucket during the week beginning 22nd March and harvest it 100 days later around 1st July. Once harvested, clean your freshly dug potatoes and weigh them and send your photos to HHS. Start chitting (putting it in a light place indoors and letting it sprout) your tuber straight away.

Well Dressing..... A Derbyshire tradition that we all enjoy taking part in. Our Nursery children create a scarecrow too!

We entered a 'Design a new logo for Friends of Hathersage Station Competition'. This is the  winning design which will be displayed at the station and on all paperwork.

 We hope you all enjoyed the display of beautiful and creative poppies that every child made as a school contribution to the ‘Hathersage Remembers’ War Memorial.

Hope Valley Climate Action Visit

With Climate Change at the forefront of everyone’s minds during COP26 and young inspirational speakers like Greta Thunberg capturing the interest of the pupils, the school were pleased to invite Ghazala and Steve from Hope Valley Climate Action in to the classroom to discuss their experiences with our Year 4,5 and 6 children. 

Ghazala shared her inspiring Antarctica trip with the children and allowed for lots of discussion about her first hand experiences as well as answering general climate change questions. The children followed this up with a card game activity that allowed them to think about the changes they could make at home and at school in order to reduce their carbon footprint! The children’s climate change pledges were written on their pledge card and taken home in order to remind themselves of the little changes they’d like to make.

The school look forward to welcoming Ghazala and Steve back in the New Year to see how they’ve been getting on with their changes both at home and at school.