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.|
School Community News
NSPCC Fundraiser – £1,730.93!
We would like to say a huge thank you to all the children who worked so hard to raise money for the NSPCC through completing the Maths Challenge! It was so lovely to see the extra effort being put into learning the multiplication tables and the commitment and determination to succeed! We have a school full of super mathematicians!
You raised a fantastic £ 1,730.93 in total!
Please stay safe this Bonfire Night.
We were very pleased to welcome Craig from local business Ardent Fireworks this week. He came to talk to children about the amazing fireworks and various displays he works on, but most importantly about firework safety. The children asked lots of questions about the loudest, fastest and furthest shooting firework! Craig also informed the children that he wears a lot of protective gear when setting off the fireworks, because even experts take precautions in case something goes wrong.
If you are visiting firework displays this bonfire bight, please do take care and stay safe.
An amazing night for the community with food, refreshments and fireworks. Thank you to all who get involved and to the window wanderland makers!
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 ask 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 What do the children have to say?
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.
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.