Aims of the project
Aims are to enhance the experiences of the Perseid & Cricket Green pupils by allowing them to make meaningful relationships with other young people from outside of their immediate community.
The factors for success are good access to resources and support from trained staff.
The immediate beneficiaries are the Perseid & Cricket Green pupils, the King's pupils, and the families and friends of both. The activities are especially popular with King's pupils who are intending to study Medicine, for whom they provide regular work experience.
Background and goals
Both partnerships have existed for over 15 years.
The resources at Perseid and Cricket Green include sports, arts, and drama facilities, and also basic textiles and stimuli. Two members of staff accompany our pupils to Perseid and one to Cricket Green every Friday. King's funds the production of equipment for Perseid and provides transport by minibus to both schools.
The head teachers of both schools, Tina Harvey at Perseid and Celia Dawson at Cricket Green and their staff are strong believers in the benefits of our work together and invite us to provide pupil volunteers every year.
Perseid and Cricket Green pupils are aged between 3-19 and King's pupils are 16-18.
There is a minority of pupils from King's (24), who come into contact with a much greater range of Perseid and Cricket Green pupils.
Frequency and duration
Both activities takes place on a weekly basis, lasting 90 minutes. Pupils at both schools are also involved in our annual community production.