Sheringham Woodfields School is proud of its community links, seeing the wider community as an extension of the classroom. It is also important that the community is aware of the strengths and needs of our pupils.
The school makes many educational visits within the local area and beyond.
Visits are seen as vital to widening pupils’ appreciation of different people and their environment but also to learn appropriate behaviours in the community and how to keep themselves safe. Community links are seen as a two-way process; many groups and individuals such as theatre groups, dancers, artists and musicians visit the school in the course of the year.
We also have our school charity shop, Woodfields Den, in the heart of Sheringham which has raised our profile in the community and has given a whole new range of learning experiences for our pupils.
Pupils are also actively involved in the day to day upkeep of the smallholding project The Patch (www.the-patch.co.uk).
This facility gives pupils amazing opportunities to learn about horticulture and the environment whilst being on our doorstep.
We also work closely with Hilltop outdoor activity centre, Splash local community fitness centre and with the Riding for the Disabled Association.