PCJS in the Community
At Pocklington Community Junior School we are proud of our school values and the strong links we forge within the local community. We are therefore very pleased that Mrs Ann Hodgson, previously our Chair of Governors has taken the role of Community Champion for our school. Mrs Hodgson will continue to work closely with the school as an ambassador for our school within the community.
Link Co-ordinator & Community Champion
Mrs Ann Hodgson
|Having served on the Governing Body for almost 16 years, I decided to step down from the board. The school has however,
asked me to stay on in another capacity, that of Ambassador for the school. This will mean creating even stronger links within our community by working together with outside parties that are of interest and that will enhance the all-round education of the children. I moved up to Pocklington in 1969, and both my daughters attended the Infant & Junior schools. After 13 years living abroad, and a stint up in Newcastle, my husband Rod and I came back to Pocklington to take over The Black Bull. Shortly after that I was asked to become a governor. I felt it was a great way to give something back to the school.
We have a number of visitors who come in to school to talk to the children about their careers. Visitors have included a solicitor, pilot, marine life specialist, actor/singer, engineer, Olympic team member, auctioneer, plus many more. The Head Boy and Head Girl had prepared questions, ranging from training requirements to what does a normal day looks like. Interviewing different representatives from businesses allows the children to understand how careers differ and how different people value their job roles. This links very strongly with our PSHCE curriculum.
Clare Cavendish from the Canal & River Trust came into school to work with all of the children on the dangers of being near to water and how to stay safe. The children were really engaged in role play, acting out different scenarios and finding solutions.
R-evolution is a new charity, based at HMP Humber, working to provide offenders, ex-offenders and their families with skills, employment and resettlement support. The charity has developed a cycle initiative, which brings unwanted and recovered bikes back into use and set up loan libraries. This is great for us as it means our children have access to a bike on loan.
We will inform you when the R-evolution bike library is due to visit us again.
We work closely with our local Police Community Support Officer who discusses various subjects with the children, ranging from stranger danger to how to protect themselves on-line.