Our visiting speakers are always very welcome as they add a new and exciting dimension to children's learning. Each year, we hold a special week - Book Week, Hobbies and Interests Week, Animal Week, a week on a musical theme or People at Work Week. During these weeks, local organisations, parents, grandparents and friends come to talk to the children and the teachers prepare a special programme of work which capitalises on the enthusiasm generated. The children love these opportunities for new experiences and a glimpse of the wider world.
Representatives from a local bakery come in once a year to make bread with Year 1 children and to talk about healthy eating. Another annual event is the Year 2 Lego workshop in which, the children are challenged to make a Lego town, creating their own design of houses which must be correctly constructed. Football courses are another regular fixture and are always in heavy demand.
Other recent visitors include book illustrators, theatre groups such as the Freehand Theatre, artists working on projects with each class, charity representatives, scientists with larger than life demonstrations of scientific principles and musicians providing opportunities for the children to take part in African drumming sessions.
Grandparents talk to Year 1 about their childhood days, mothers bring new babies to show Reception and parents talk about their religious festivals.