Charity and Courageous Advocacy

We have taken Mark 12 v30-31 as our mission statement: ''Jesus said Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind and with all your strength. Love your neighbour as yourself.''

Key to this is our pupils understanding that they belong a to a local and global community and Christian family. With this sense of belonging comes a responsability to empathise with others and make sacrifices in order to benefit others. As a school we carefully consider the fragility and beauty of our environment, the actions we take and impact these may have on the well-being of everyone. 

Our school community and curriculum recognises and embraces a responsability for the world in which we live. 

Here are some of the ways in which we show our connection with, and care for our world and the people who live in it.

Producing Renewbale Energy and Helping the Environment:

We were one of the first schools in the country to produce our own electricity, with our very own renewable energy wind turbine. This was installed at great cost, with the school and local community raising significant sums of money to install and maintain the turbine. Our work around producing more green energy is ongoing, with the children developing an understanding of how and why green energy and renewable fuels are important. As part of this responsability children actively recycle as many items as possible, including holding old batteries and food waste for composting. We were also the first school to visit the newly constructed Reccyling Centre in Bridport, where children got to see first hand where much of theri waste goes and what happens to it. 

St. Barnabas School, Kinyamaseke, Uganda:

The school has a long standing and well established link with a primary school in Uganda, Africa. This link has seen us raise money to purchase a variety of resources for the school and even a new roof. Our support is ongoing and the children are currently raising money towards the installation of a children's compost toilet at the school._m_o_15061_n8ktd5b0z4rw3h57tsz7r3a2qz7rkcpy.jpg

Children meeting members of the Children's Ministry for the Church of Uganda
Charity and Fund Raising:
Across the school year our School Council, PFA and community are extremely active in supporting a range of charities. This support takes many forms, but includes: non-uniform days, cake sales, cream-tea afternoons, carol concerts and even sporting challenges. All of these have seen us support and raise money for a variety of local and international charities, such as:
1. Shelter Box
2. Macmillan Cancer Support
3. Children in Need
4. Save the Children
5. Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance
6. Julia's House
Supporting The Local Community
At Marshwood CE Primary Academy we recognise that our school is at the heart of the community. This responsability has seen the children engage with the Local Council and Community Land trust to put forward ideas about how they would like the local area to look in the future, as part of the Marshwood Vale Neighbourhood Plan. Our school community is also involved in promoting road safety in the village, with children joining members of Dorset Police and the local Speed Watch group in collecting data on the speed at which vehicles travel through Marshwood. The campaign work carried out by the children has received the support of our local MP the Rt Hon Sir Oliver Letwin and seen a raft of road safety improvemnets made in the village. Not content with improving road safety locally the children have also campaigned to have all speed limits reduced to 20mph outside schools nationally! 

Announcement

Notice to Parents

The Trust Board of Acorn Multi Academy Trust has agreed to submit a request for a variation to be made to the Admissions arrangements for Marshwood CE Primary Academy for 2021-22, in respect of the over-subscription criteria relating to church attendance.

The variation requested is that " In the event that during the period specified for attendance at worship the church has been closed for public worship and has not provided alternative premises for that worship, the requirements of these [admissions] arrangements in relation to attendance will only apply to the period when the church or alternative premises have been available for public worship". Please follow this link to the amended 2021 Admissions Policy and Supplementary Information Form (SIF)

We are open from Tuesday 2nd June for children who are eligible to return in Reception, Year 1, Year 6 and those classed as vulnerable and children of critical workers. Please email marshwoodoffice@acornacademy.org for further information.

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