The local Community

 
We are very proud to play an active role in the local community, participating in many events, including:
 

 

  • Eco warriors litter picking in the village

  • Sports events e.g. Cranleigh inter-school swimming competition, District sports, Chelsea Football Festival at Cranleigh School, inter school netball and football competitions

  • Music from the Movies - years 3 and 4 experienced a full symphony orchestra with other schools at Cranleigh School

  • Posters for Peace competition - in collaboration with Cranleigh Lions Club

  • Shoe Boxes for Romanian children appeal, in collaboration with Cranleigh Rotary Club

  • Strong links with Rowleys Day Centre, with children regularly playing indoor bowling, singing and having tea with Rowleys clients

  • Country dancing at the Rectory fete and Cranleigh Carnival

  • Visits from Guildford Flames Ice Hockey team (anti-drugs theme)

  • Visits from Surrey Fire Brigade and Surrey Police eg fire safety and road safety

  • Strong links with Elmolo School in Kenya, Africa

  • School choir participation in the Cranleigh Rotary Club carol service and opening the Christmas tree festival at St Nicolas Church

  • Harvest festival in church followed by year 6 children joining church volunteers to distribute harvest gifts around the village

  • School Council entering a tree into the Christmas tree festival at St Nicolas church

Recent Events

Elmolo - May 2017

We were recently joined in celebratory worship by Mike Payne, our local link man to Elmolo Primary School in Kenya. Mike gave us an update on the Kenyan school children and we presented him with fundraising cheques. Year 5 raised funds by holding a "Guess the number of sweets in the jar" competition and year 3 made and sold healthy snacks  at breaktime. Thank you to year 3 and 5 for their tremendous efforts to raise money for our friends in Kenya.

Rowley's Visits - April 2017

Over the last 6 years, the Year 5 pupils have been getting to know the older people of the village.  We are taking part in the Cranleigh Intergenerational Project.  This aims to build bridges between relationships of older and younger members of the community.  The children get involved with playing and helping the clients play "New Age Kurling".  This is a game where you have a large target on the floor and round discs.  You have to push the disc onto the target with a special stick.  Then the next person tries to hit you off.  It gets quite competitive both with the children and clients. 

The children then sit and have their packed lunch with the clients.  This is a time for them both to share stories about their lives before coming back to school.  We have had some fantastic feedback from the clients and Centre staff.  
"Thank you for joining us and we loved, the children's company.  It is such a joy to see the children" (Edna)
Recently, we helped Ann celebrate her birthday.   She was 101.  An remarkable lady. 
Pre-Easter Concert at Rowley's - April 2017
Mrs Hendy recently took a group of children to perform for members of the Darby and Jone club at Rowleys Day Care Centre in Cranleigh.  We received this complimentary letter:
Dear Mrs. Hendy,  I write on behalf of the members of the Cranleigh Darby & Joan Club for Senior Citizens to say a big 'Thank You' for the time and energy you all gave us in the form of a short pre - Easter Concert. The singing was very much appreciated and our members so enjoyed listening to the 40+ children who were able to come. It was also nice that they were able to talk,even for a short time, after the performance. Please say a big thank you to everyone involved.
Yours sincerely Diana Trent.

Sayers Croft - April 2017

The Eco Warriors have spent 3 afternoons supporting staff at Sayers Croft to ensure the grounds are eco friendly.  They have been litter picking, planting hazel, building fences and making mini beast homes! Miss Munslow was very impressed with their dedication and effort!  Well done Eco Warriors!

Romanian Shoe Box Appeal - Nov 2016

David Berry has written to thank us for donating over 250 Christmas shoe boxes as part of the community wide appeal for Romanian children. His letter contains photographs of the transportation of the boxes at the beginning of their journey. Thank you again to everyone who kindly donated to this worthy cause.  Click here to read his letter.

Cedar Court Visit - September 2016

Four year 5 children were asked to visit Cedar Court to help celebrate Alzheimer's day.  When there, they wrote a message on a balloon and released them into the sky, along with the residents and other children from different schools.  The children were extremely polite and courteous on their visit and represented Cranleigh C of E School very well. 

500 Words Writing Competiton - June 2016

We were  delighted with the response to Cranleigh Prep School`s 500 word writing competition. The winners for Cranleigh Primary`s year 4 children were Teddy Mills, Daisy Dighton and Theo van Praagh. The winners attended a celebratory tea party at Cranleigh Prep and were awarded with their certificates. Well done and congratulations! We would of course like to thank all of our many children who entered-they will each receive a certificate and the competition organisers were very impressed with the standard of  our entries.