At Kingsbrook School, we encourage our young people to respect themselves and everyone around them so that they can develop and move forward as independently as possible. We encourage students to learn and grow from their mistakes, working restoratively with others so that they are able to function as responsible members of the community.
Our young people are supported to engage with activities within the community and local area, whether this is through attending clubs, youth clubs or hobby groups. We also organise for outside professionals to visit the school to talk about specific areas of interest. For example, we have contacted ‘Dereham Gardening and Allotment Society’ and have been invited to ‘show’ our produce at their events. These activities immerse our students in the life of their local community. Mental health charity ‘MIND’ have also been in discussion with us about the possibility of supporting our students with their Horticulture programme.
By engaging in activities within our local communities we are not only educating our young people about how communities work but we are also educating our community about the values, commitment and resilience of our students. We like to say that for both groups we are ‘making the unfamiliar, familiar’.
Pupils and staff at Kingsbrook School will get involved in a number of charity events each year to raise money for good causes. Examples of charity days include Comic Relief, Sport Relief and Macmillan Coffee Mornings.