Neston Road, Willaston, Neston, Cheshire, CH64 2TN  ​•  T: 0151 338 2421  ​•  F: 0151 327 8244
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Willaston Church of England Primary School

Our Community


 

School enjoys being part of the local community, and in this respect participates in many activities, including fund raising for a varied range of charities. In many instances, charities have been linked to members of the school community who have been helped by these organisations. In addition to fund raising, pupils contribute in many other ways to community life. There are many instances where the school and local community come together. Everyone in school enjoys being a part of community life, and it is an involvement that benefits everyone. We are a Church of England School and have very close links with Christ Church, Willaston, and Reverend Stephen Bazely.

Church Services

  • 9.00am - Holy Communion - A new service both formal and reflective, with traditional hymns and weekly communion. Followed by breakfast for everyone.

  • 10.10.am - Breakfast gathering - A time for everyone to meet and share life together and enjoy something to eat.

  • 10.45am - Informal Service - A new relaxed and informal service. Starting with breakfast at 10.10.am, followed by a blend of music and activities for all ages.



Create Christian After-School Club at Willaston Methodist Church on the 3rd Wednesday of each month, 3.30 pm - 5.00 pm. Intended for children from 5-11 years, but siblings also welcome. Children must be accompanied. See flyer below for more details.
Activities; snack, story, songs, prayers, arts and crafts
Mainly for ages 5 - 11 years but siblings also welcome. Children must be accompanied by a parent, grandparent or carer.
Bring a friend!
No charge!
Contact; Chris 0151 327 5392

Here are some of our fundraising successes;
 

  •  We donate food to Chester and Ellesmere Port foodbank throughout the year on a weekly basis (see latest newsletter below or on website ).
  •  £202.53 was collected for the Poppy Appeal. Thank you to everyone for supporting this very worthwhile charity. Our representative from the Poppy Appeal advised this was her largest box total this year, well done everyone!  

  • Macmillan World's Biggest Coffee morning. We held our second coffee afternoon in school and invited all parents, grandparents, friends etc. to join us for a drink and a cake.  Thank you to everyone that made, bought or ate cakes during our Macmillan World's Biggest Coffee Afternoon. Your very kind contributions made £643.36. The children joined in by being invited to join in a competition to advise 'how many spots were on the cake', with an opportunity to win a cake and cake decorations for each class!
           

So many children have been raising money for charity and also contributing towards resources for school.
  • Daisy Roberts and Grace Garlow-Gambles raised £12.50 selling loom bands which they donated to the Stroke Association and MacMillan.
  • Mia Amos, Eva Howitt, Erin Favager, Grace Spink and Alexandra Howitt raised £27.99 selling loom bands. They gave £10.00 to Clatterbridge Hospital and spent £17.99 on buying a weaving set for school.

  • Loren and Max Wilson raised £90.00 for Air Ambulance Wales  whilst on holiday.

Grace Spink entered the Burton £5K Fun Run, which she completed in just under 33 minutes and raised £343.70 for the Wirral and Chester branch of the RSPCA, thanks to the very generous donations from her family, neighbours and classmates.

Well done children. We are very proud of your important and thoughtful contributions.

These are all very worthy causes. Thank you for your support and kind generosity.

Pupils helped when thieves stole the plaques from the war memorial located at Christ Church in the village by producing replacement plaques that where laminated and placed temporarily on the memorial for the Remembrance Service held in Church. The plaque has now been replaced.



Children who are interested in joining a football club could consider joining Willaston Wolves Football ClubContact Jerry Hopkins (07714 071 552, jerry@hopkinsandball.com?. 

Parent and Toddler Group 'First Steps' is on every Friday morning during term time from 9.15- 10.45 am in Willaston CE Primary School hall, no charge to attend (see flyer below). All families are welcome, and this is a great opportunity to meet other families in your community.

Our children are keen to support conservation and offer their support to Chester Zoo, by adopting 4 animals from the zoo which each represent a mascot for our house teams.
Windmill - Giraffe
Christchurch - Red Panda
Hadlow - Meerkat
Johnson - Penguin

Our school was involved in contributing to Willaston Community Plan, where the views of our children were put forward to our local authority for consideration.

Willaston Residents' and Countryside Society have lots of information on their website regarding village events, organisations, planning and the village in general. The minutes of the last meeting and a short summary are now available on their website (click link above) and at the bottom of this page. 

'Over By Christmas'. The fantastic Theatre in the Quarter performance of the World War One themed  'Over by Christmas' visited Hadlow Station. Following two workshops working with the musician and director Matt Baker, the children performed two concerts, with our junior children joining in with the singing to commemorate the end of World War One.
 
'Lest We Forget'. Neston Villages Remember – A special commemorative exhibition to mark the Centenary of WW1. This was part of the heritage lottery funded Cheshire Great War stories project.The aim of the exhibition was to mark the centenary of the Great War by highlighting the contribution made by the people of Neston and surrounding villages, telling the story of those who served as well as those who lost their lives. Our year 3 children worked with a local historian  researching the information to help bring Willaston's story to life. All this research was published in a book and on a DVD to form a lasting record. Please visit http://willastonvillagefestival.org.uk. The 2015 Willaston Village Festival also featured an exhibition presenting all this material and an end of War Street Party was held for the children at the same time.

We set up a Rotakids Primary School citizenship programme which aims to build self esteem, develop leadership qualities and introduce young people to service through Rotary. Click on the link or see letter below for more details. Our first fundraising event was the NSPCC Bobble Hat day and children brought in £2 to wear their own clothes and a festive bobble hat all day. Well done to Rotakids for organising our 'Blue Day', they raised £184.50 towards the Joseph Windsor Heart Trust, who provided us with our school defibrillator. We also raised £162.40 with an own clothes day. For information regarding Willaston and South Wirral Rotary. Contact Paul 07729 280 144 or Colin 07779 099 340, willaston.secretary@gmail.com. They meet on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at the Nags Head, Hooton Road, Willaston. Come along and test the water!
  

                            

The Farm Nativity Charity Event. Freddie Tedstone who is an ex-pupil of our school arranged a charity fund-raising event to support three communities in Uganda , of which two are in Kampala. Freddie ran holiday clubs with school children, helping with practical building projects and distributing things like mosquito nets and matresses for families in very poor communities. Freddie went with Heswall Youth Fellowship as a group of 30 young people along with a team of doctors and dentists from Wirral NHS trust who ran clinics; the previous visit was in 2013 and 3000 people were treated in three weeks. They repeated the farm nativity which was again very successful and Freddie came into school to tell the children more about the project, and show them the DVD of the last trip.

Choir Community Performances. Willaston School Choir and some accompanying musicians are invited annually to perform at the 
Mothers’ Union, Memorial Hall and The Monday Club, Royal British Legion during our run-up to Christmas.

£368.91 was very kindly donated to NSPCC following our Infant Nativity Performances.  

Neston Recreation Centre offers a vast range of sporting opportunities and Holiday Fun for our local community (visit their website for full details).

Through Rag-Bag you are able to help recycle textiles and clothing that may have ended up going to landfill (approx. 1.2 million tonnes every year). If we can divert some of this tonnage away from landfill we will directly help the environment and help provide good quality clothing to some of the poorest developing nations in the world.
We participate in the Rag Bag collections with an internal recycling bank which is located in the Junior locker room, or drop items at school office. Please ensure donated items are bagged.
We can accept the following items:
Wearable clothing, paired shoes, handbags and belts.
We cannot accept the following items: Workwear, uniforms, wet/soiled clothes, curtains, towels, duvets or duvet covers, pillows or pillow cases, blankets, table cloths, linens, cushions, carpets, suitcases, books, bric a brac, clothes hangers, electricals.

Proposals for Stage Two of the Play Area - Many thanks to everyone who helped contribute to the recent consultation on the second stage of the play area development.  This enabled us to identify what equipment the majority of people wanted and we have now drawn up two options for the final development of the area.

We were delighted to have participated in the Neston Schools Arts Festival 'It's a Great Big World' in July. Our Year 2 children exhibited artwork, Year 3 played Samba Drums, Year 4 played Ukulele and Year 5 performed Shakespeare!

Cross country series 2016-2017. We were delighted to participate in the Ellesmere Port and Neston Cross Country Series 2016-2017, with schools from Ellesmere Port and Neston involved. The final was held on Saturday 22nd April 2017 at Our Lady’s Primary School. Congratulations to the following children who won their respective events;
Year 3/4 boys Team Event
Year 3/4 girls Team Event
Elliot Bujac Year 5/6 boys winner
Ben Williams Year 3/4 boys winner 
Congratulations also to all Junior children who represented our school in Cross Country this year. The children were a credit to our school, and we are very proud of both their commitment to training and involvement with the races. We hope that you all had a great time!

Riding for the Disabled (RDA) volunteer request - please see attached flyer for more details.

Message from Sarah Shannon following Christmas Tree Festival. Thank you for taking part in the Christmas Tree Festival. We were very pleased at the way the weekend went. You may like to know that your tree raised £20 in the auction and also received six votes for the best tree. The things people said were:
-All of the decorations are very pretty
-It looks good
-My grand-daughter decorated it!
-It’s ours!

A job vacancy position has become available for a Kitchen Assistant in our school kitchen. 
The hours are 12.00-1.30pm, Monday to Friday in Term Time only. Rate of pay is £7.20 per hour. If you are interested, please contact Elaine, our cook on 0151 338 2424 during school hours.

Please find attached a link to the fifth edition of Digital Parenting magazine which is a very useful and interesting resource to assist you with Safeguarding your child on-line.

Thank you from Cancer Research UK for our donation of £12.50 raised by 'guess how many sweets in the jar' by Jamie Arista, Ben Pepper and Euan Caitens.

Summer ball preparations are well and truely on the go! We have a local band 'The Two Black Sheep' playing as well as a DJ and a photographer, we are collecting raffle prizes, if anyone can help please do let myself or Kate Winstone know. Tickets are now on sale in the school playground or email Bonnie Willson at chair.willastonpta@gmail.com.

Please see the attached flyer regarding stopping school cuts.

Halle youth Ensembles: recruiting now for September 2017. The Halle is inviting talented young singers and instrumentalists to audition for the 2017-2018 season. Please see attached letter for full details.

Please find an application form enclosed for Willaston Tennis Club. Their 24th Season starts on 1st April 2017 until 31st March 2018, and offers an excellent facility for all in the heart of the village, with very good prices for family membership. Please read the attached form for more information.

Our recent Go Green for Clatterbridge campaign raised an amazing £198.55 towards The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity.









A4 Flyer 1705.pdf (PDF 363.7KB)
April 2017-Newsletter-PDF.pdf (PDF 593.7KB)
Wolves Year 3.pdf (PDF 107.9KB)
Wolves Year 2.pdf (PDF 107.2KB)
Halle Youth Ensembles.pdf (PDF 70.8KB)
Stop School Cuts flyer.pdf (PDF 146.3KB)
RDA Poster new logo.pdf (PDF 89.8KB)
Pop_Up_Recipe_Booklet_Print_V1 - January 2016.pdf (PDF 1801.6KB)
First Steps Letter to Parent.pdf (PDF 610.9KB)