Community

Community

We have strong links with the local community and run a number of events to offer opportunities to local children. In addition, our facilities are used by a variety of local organisations and we have a number of partnerships in place to foster a strong Wellington community that exists within and beyond the boundaries of the School.

Local Primary School Events

  • Gifted and Talented Programme   .. 6+ sessions,   100+children attend
  • STEM outreach events – local primary and prep school invited
  • Primary schools “Come and Sing” day  - workshops and performance(400+ children)
  • “Mighty Orchestra” – Primary School instrumental pupils invited to rehearse and play with Wellington School orchestra (30 children involved)
  • “Come & be a Chorister” – local Primary School children invited (20 children involved)
  • “Superstars” sporting programme for local Primary School children - multisports (50+ children involved)
  • “Wellington Wasps” – sporting tournament for younger primary children
  • STEM events various throughout year 60+children
  • Maths Challenge (47 local primary schools - 190 children)
  • Primary School quiz Local schools invited.(10 schools – 40 pupils)
  • Drama productions – invited primary schools
  • WW1 Day History Day –local primary schools invited 100 children
  • Agincourt Day – local primary schools invited – historical re-enactment (50 children involved)
  • Steinway Piano Competition – participants from throughout the South West
  • Sporting coaching outreach programme into primary schools
  • Latin tuition club run by Sixth Formers to Wellesley Park School

Local Secondary School Links

  • Memorandum of understanding signed with local schools for the support of teaching Physics
  • Hosted Careers Fair – all local secondary schools invited – over 300 participants and 100 exhibitors
  • Hosted “Firewalk Theatre”  - Spanish theatre company production of Huckleberry Finn – 100 pupils from local secondary schools attended
  • Passmore lectures – local Secondary Maths students attended
  • Hosted Physics partnership workshop day

Local Club Events

  • Elite Cricket Development  - local clubs invited
  • Rugby Tournament via clubs
  • Wellington Foxes Hockey Team

Community Events

  • Sponsorship; Wellington Rugby Club U11 shirts, Exeter Chiefs, Devon Cricket, Heathcoat Cricket Club, Topsham Rugby Club, Yeovil Football Club
  • Host Community Christmas Fair (Many 100s visitors)
  • Host Wellington Flower Show
  • Participation in Wellington Food Fair
  • Little Wellies  - Toddler Group
  • Corps of Drums – Remembrance activities – CCF parade through town
  • Yeovilton Air Day – Lost Children wristbands
  • Sam Sherwin Memorial Rugby Match – School v Town
  • Bi-annual choral production for whole community
  • Community service for pupils in Y10 onwards
  • Regular concerts by music award holder in residential homes (Nynehead Court / Camelot / Oaktree / Lindon House)
  • Chapel services open to all
  • Lashings Celebrity Cricket Match
  • Women’s Institute invited to Drama productions
  • Rugby conference – 50 professional delegates attended
  • Apprenticeship scheme through Weston College
  • Supported Internships Study Programme through Somerset College

Use of Facilities

  • Princess Royal Sports Centre open to public
  • Wellington Swords fencing club
  • Hire of facilities to local societies – eg Astro – local football, 
  • Rubber Ducks swimming club
  • Holiday club throughout the summer
  • Wellington Wildlife Watch
  • Host Wellington Camera Club
  • Host external Rock School Exams
  • Scouts & Beavers parties
  • Cottage Hospital Fete
  • St Johns Ambulance First Aid Courses
  • Host South West Athletics Tournament