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Community Links

‘Developing our pupils’ holistically is vital, and having them engaged as young members in our community instils strong character values, while encouraging learning about the joys of giving up of their time in an act of kindness and service to others.’

At Belmont, we believe that children can begin to focus on the wider world and look into their community with intrigue and be willing to lend a helping hand. In 2018, Belmont partnered with Give Together, a volunteering program for school-aged children. This has provided our students with the opportunity to take part in numerous volunteering programmes while taking time to learn more about important aspects of our local community. Some of these opportunities include:

  • Engaging with the older generation through social activities such as reading and singing at a local care home
  • Participating in educational projects with charities assisting the homeless
  • “Cooking for the Community” schemes, whereby pupils plan recipes, cook and pack healthy meal parcels which are delivered to local shelters
  • Connecting with refugees and asylum seekers through interactive cooking workshops
  • Running arts and crafts sessions with children with learning difficulties

Since March 2020, Belmont staff, pupils and families have been involved in local initiatives such as ‘Give. Help. Share’ and ‘Feed the NHS’. Pupils were busy making cards, poems, messages of well wishes and preparing food parcels for NHS staff and vulnerable children and their families in North London. A large number of our community also went on to make visors, face shields and complete sponsored runs to support the NHS. All of this amazing work reinforced the special spirit of community that we are lucky to be a part of at Belmont.

Our school is also dedicated to participating in whole school initiatives and working to build strong, meaningful relationships with local schools. Whole school initiatives at Belmont include Jeans for Genes Day, Harvest Festival and drives for Homeless Action in Barnet.