Neston Road, Willaston, Neston, Cheshire, CH64 2TN  ​•  T: 0151 338 2421  ​•  F: 0151 327 8244
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Willaston Church of England Primary School

Our Community


 

School enjoys being part of the local community, and in this respect participates in many activities, including fund raising for a varied range of charities. In many instances, charities have been linked to members of the school community who have been helped by these organisations. In addition to fund raising, pupils contribute in many other ways to community life. There are many instances where the school and local community come together. Everyone in school enjoys being a part of community life, and it is an involvement that benefits everyone. We are a Church of England School and have very close links with Christ Church, Willaston, and Reverend Stephen Bazely.

Church Services

  • 9.00am - Holy Communion - A new service both formal and reflective, with traditional hymns and weekly communion. Followed by breakfast for everyone.

  • 10.10.am - Breakfast gathering - A time for everyone to meet and share life together and enjoy something to eat.

  • 10.45am - Informal Service - A new relaxed and informal service. Starting with breakfast at 10.10.am, followed by a blend of music and activities for all ages.



Create Christian After-School Club at Willaston Methodist Church on the 3rd Wednesday of each month, 3.30 pm - 5.00 pm. Intended for children from 5-11 years, but siblings also welcome. Children must be accompanied. See flyer below for more details.
Activities; snack, story, songs, prayers, arts and crafts
Mainly for ages 5 - 11 years but siblings also welcome. Children must be accompanied by a parent, grandparent or carer.
Bring a friend!
No charge!
Contact; Chris 0151 327 5392

Here are some of our fundraising successes;
 

  •  We donate food to Chester and Ellesmere Port foodbank throughout the year on a weekly basis (see latest newsletter below or on website ).
  •  £292.71 was collected for the Poppy Appeal. Thank you to everyone for supporting this very worthwhile charity. 

           

So many children have been raising money for charity and also contributing towards resources for school. Charities they have supported include the Stroke AssociationMacMillanClatterbridge HospitalAir Ambulance Wales  and Wirral and Chester branch of the RSPCA. Thank you to everyone for your support

Pupils helped when thieves stole the plaques from the war memorial located at Christ Church in the village by producing replacement plaques that where laminated and placed temporarily on the memorial for the Remembrance Service held in Church. The plaque has now been replaced.



Children who are interested in joining a football club could consider joining Willaston Wolves Football ClubContact Jerry Hopkins (07714 071 552, jerry@hopkinsandball.com). 

Parent and Toddler Group 'First Steps' is on every Friday morning during term time from 9.00- 10.15 am in Willaston CE Primary School hall, no charge to attend. All families are welcome, and this is a great opportunity to meet other families in your community.

Our children are keen to support conservation and offer their support to Chester Zoo, by adopting 4 animals from the zoo which each represent a mascot for our house teams.
Windmill - Giraffe
Christchurch - Red Panda
Hadlow - Meerkat
Johnson - Penguin

Our school was involved in contributing to Willaston Community Plan, where the views of our children were put forward to our local authority for consideration.

Willaston Residents' and Countryside Society have lots of information on their website regarding village events, organisations, planning and the village in general. The minutes of the last meeting and a short summary are now available on their website.

'Over By Christmas'. The fantastic Theatre in the Quarter performance of the World War One themed  'Over by Christmas' visited Hadlow Station. Following two workshops working with the musician and director Matt Baker, the children performed two concerts, with our junior children joining in with the singing to commemorate the end of World War One.
 
'Lest We Forget'. Neston Villages Remember – A special commemorative exhibition to mark the Centenary of WW1. This was part of the heritage lottery funded Cheshire Great War stories project.The aim of the exhibition was to mark the centenary of the Great War by highlighting the contribution made by the people of Neston and surrounding villages, telling the story of those who served as well as those who lost their lives. Our year 3 children worked with a local historian  researching the information to help bring Willaston's story to life. All this research was published in a book and on a DVD to form a lasting record. Please visit http://willastonvillagefestival.org.uk. The 2015 Willaston Village Festival also featured an exhibition presenting all this material and an end of War Street Party was held for the children at the same time.

We set up a Rotakids Primary School citizenship programme which aims to build self esteem, develop leadership qualities and introduce young people to service through Rotary. Click on the link or see letter below for more details. Our first fundraising event was the NSPCC Bobble Hat day and children brought in £2 to wear their own clothes and a festive bobble hat all day. Well done to Rotakids for organising our 'Blue Day', they raised £184.50 towards the Joseph Windsor Heart Trust, who provided us with our school defibrillator. We also raised £162.40 with an own clothes day. For information regarding Willaston and South Wirral Rotary. Contact Paul 07729 280 144 or Colin 07779 099 340, willaston.secretary@gmail.com. They meet on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at the Nags Head, Hooton Road, Willaston. Come along and test the water!
  

                            

Choir Community Performances. Willaston School Choir and some accompanying musicians are invited annually to perform for The Mothers’ Union and The Monday Club.

£368.91 was very kindly donated to NSPCC following our Infant Nativity Performances.  

Neston Recreation Centre offers a vast range of sporting opportunities and Holiday Fun for our local community (visit their website for full details).

Through Rag-Bag you are able to help recycle textiles and clothing that may have ended up going to landfill (approx. 1.2 million tonnes every year). If we can divert some of this tonnage away from landfill we will directly help the environment and help provide good quality clothing to some of the poorest developing nations in the world.
We participate in the Rag Bag collections with an internal recycling bank which is located in the Junior locker room, or drop items at school office. Please ensure donated items are bagged.
We can accept the following items:
Wearable clothing, paired shoes, handbags and belts.
We cannot accept the following items: Workwear, uniforms, wet/soiled clothes, curtains, towels, duvets or duvet covers, pillows or pillow cases, blankets, table cloths, linens, cushions, carpets, suitcases, books, bric a brac, clothes hangers, electricals.

Proposals for Stage Two of the Play Area - Many thanks to everyone who helped contribute to the recent consultation on the second stage of the play area development.  This enabled us to identify what equipment the majority of people wanted and we have now drawn up two options for the final development of the area.

We were delighted to have participated in the Neston Schools Arts Festival 'It's a Great Big World' in July. Our Year 2 children exhibited artwork, Year 3 played Samba Drums, Year 4 played Ukulele and Year 5 performed Shakespeare!

Riding for the Disabled (RDA) volunteer request - please see attached flyer for more details.

Message from Sarah Shannon following Christmas Tree Festival. Thank you for taking part in the Christmas Tree Festival. We were very pleased at the way the weekend went. You may like to know that your tree raised £20 in the auction and also received six votes for the best tree. The things people said were:
-All of the decorations are very pretty
-It looks good
-My grand-daughter decorated it!
-It’s ours!


Please find attached a link to the fifth edition of Digital Parenting magazine which is a very useful and interesting resource to assist you with Safeguarding your child on-line.

Please see the attached flyer regarding stopping school cuts.

Anyone for Tennis? Please find information attached for Willaston Tennis Club. This year marks the 25th Anniversary of the Club, and the new season starts on 1st April 2018. The club is very friendly and new members are always welcome. Annual subscription fees are listed below (no increase for 2018!)
  • Family £60 2 adults and up to 4 children under 18
  • Adult £40 over 18
  • Senior £30 over 60
  • Junior £15 under 18
  • Includes 9 weeks of free coaching!
Contact;
Julie 0151 327 4512 or Janet 0151 327 4168
willastontennis@btinternet.com
Facebook-Willaston Tennis Club

Our recent Go Green for Clatterbridge campaign raised an amazing £198.55 towards The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity.

Spencer's Friends - mobile shoe fitting service (flyer below).

Ellesmere Port Youth Neball flyer (see below for details).

Foodbank certificate of thanks for donating 338.4 kgs of food (certificate attached).

Create Christian After-School club. For details of next meeting, please see attached flyer for full details.

New Latin and Ballroom Dance Classes in Neston - see flyer for details.

Burton and Neston History Society. Margaret Aston from Burton and Neston History Society would like to hear from anyone, teacher or pupil who attended our school between the years 1945 to 1974. Her telephone number is 0151 353 8932.

West Cheshire College Part-time courses. We have been given a few copies of the part-time course guide for West Cheshire College and some additional flyers regarding part-time courses and courses to help your children with their homework with free* (if you don't already have a grade C or 4 in English and Maths) pre GCSE and GCSE English and Maths fast-track courses. Please see flyers attached or request copies from school office.

Can you help our Village Rainbows and Brownies? If so, please read attached flyer for more information.

Please see attached Parking Charter designed by our Road Safety Officers, School Council and House Captain responsible for Health and Safety who worked alongside Sharon Marshall, LA Localities Officer. Children are concerned about being kept safe. 

Halle Youth Ensembles: Recruiting now for September 2018. Please see attached flyer for information regarding youth orchestra and choirs.

Oliver Auditions -  see attached flyer for information

West Cheshire AC Cross Country Series. Please note that we do not have any staff from school attending this event, so runners are requested to pick up race numbers and be ready for their race.

Hello Cross Country Supporters,

The next round of the Essar West Cheshire AC Cross Country Race Series will take place this Saturday at Ellesmere Port Sports Village (registration from 9.15am for a 10am start).

The events are a great opportunity for students to participate in a challenging race in a team atmosphere. We hope you can again help our mission to promote active participation in sport amongst students in West Cheshire.

As a club we aim to make Cross Country (and Athletics) participation attractive and rewarding for all, with a focus on students of all abilities in the West Cheshire area.

Best wishes.

Dennis Wall,

West Cheshire Athletic Club

London Marathon Support for Sense-Deaf & Blind. Kerry Walmsley ( mum to Mathilda in Year 1) is running the London Marathon on 22nd April to raise funds for Sense-Deaf & Blind (see attached letter). If you would like to support Kerry in her bid to raise funds please click on the link https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Kerry-Walmsley3



March-2018-PDF.pdf (PDF 549.7KB)
WTC Membership Renewal Form 2018-19.pdf (PDF 37.3KB)
WTC Willaston Tennis Club poster 2018.pdf (PDF 391.9KB)
Schools XC Series 2017 A4.pdf (PDF 468.0KB)
Willaston Charter Final jpg.pdf (PDF 1025.3KB)
Can you help our village Rainbows and Brownies.pdf (PDF 189.8KB)
A4 Flyer 1802 (3).pdf (PDF 146.2KB)
new classes.pdf (PDF 114.8KB)
Certificate of Thanks, Nov 17.pdf (PDF 213.6KB)
EPYNC Poster.pdf (PDF 156.7KB)
Spencer's Friends Flyer.pdf (PDF 1923.2KB)
Stop School Cuts flyer.pdf (PDF 146.3KB)
RDA Poster new logo.pdf (PDF 89.8KB)
Pop_Up_Recipe_Booklet_Print_V1 - January 2016.pdf (PDF 1801.6KB)