Lets turn Penybont Primary School caretakers home into a family and education hub!
We would like to support Mr Owen and the staff of Penybont to take an old run down building that is being continuously vandalised (formerly the caretakers home) and use this space as a flexible support system to educate and support the families within the school and the wider community. This community hub will be open and accessible, confidential and non-discriminative to anyone wishing to use their services.
It is hoped that the space available can be utilised to provide an allotment area for the school children to learn how to grow their own fresh produce, a kitchen area for cookery classes and an area families can go to feel safe and supported. There will be a soft play area for children as well as opportunities for play therapy, language courses and additional support for families alongside two meeting rooms available for hire which it is hoped will be used for adult learning opportunities, skills and employment training alongside health and well-being activities outside of school hours which will help bridge the relationship between school and the community. In addition the school will use it as an extra learning base providing reading and stimulating play activities to promote the overall development of pupils from diverse backgrounds which will improve learning outcomes whilst helping them gain confidence, self esteem and independence. This in turn will provide the pupils with a strong connection to learning in school, improve attendance, enhance health and well being and promote belonging to the wider community. It is hoped that services will develop over time to meet the needs of the community and all its members.
There will also be an opportunity for activities and services that address and meet community needs eg PCSO's to use this facility as a base and to educate and build rapport with the children and wider community helping to build positive relationships with the pupils and police and for the community to share their views and concerns. Other Drop-In sessions would be available depending on the needs of the wider community such as a community food store, a uniform swap shop, laundry facilities etc to help local residents and their families.
In order to achieve this your support will be needed to access the relevant permission and funding from the Local Authority and the wider community through signing and sharing this petition and fundraising schemes in the future.
Penybont is a fantastic school but this hub could make it even better not only for the pupils but the wider community by transforming a rundown building, providing better services and building a stronger and thriving community.
We really appreciate your help and support and ask you to sign the petition and share it to friends and family.
Angela Fennell Contact the author of the petition
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