Local pupils take part in community work at a Worcester church

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Issue Date :  15 February, 2017

Ref : TRS110

Pupils from one of Worcester’s leading independent schools have taken part in some valued community work for a local church.

The Delta team at The River School joined forces with a work party from Ombersley Road Methodist Church in Barbourne to undertake a variety of jobs, including painting walls and skirting boards.

David Lawrance, Property Steward from the church said : “The help we have received from The River School pupils has been invaluable for our church and means that we can now move ahead with our plans to renovate and refurbish other parts of the building.  We are extremely grateful to them as without their help it would have taken so much longer!  As both a thank you to them and a gesture to show how grateful we were for all their hard work, we presented them with certificates.”

The Delta scheme takes pupils from Years 9 to 11 off their set timetable for an afternoon once a fortnight with activities that aim to challenge pupils to take greater responsibility for their own futures.  The scheme was highlighted as a notable outstanding feature from the school’s 2013 Bridge Schools Inspectorate, or BSI.

Carol Parry, Headteacher at The River School said : “The pupils who took part in the project at Ombersley Methodist Church gained valuable experience, both practically and in a broader community context.  We value such occasions where our young people can get involved in projects where they learn how to appreciate different environments and strive to make a difference.  We would like to thank the church for the opportunity and wish them all the best in their future renovations.”

The River School, a Christian, co-educational independent day school for pupils and young people aged 3 to 16 years. It was founded by Timothy Crow, who opened the school in 1985 and is situated along The Droitwich Road in Worcester. The school occupies a large Georgian Grade II listed building with outbuildings, set in 8 acres of Victorian arboretum, encompassing both woodland and open grass.

For more information please contact the school on 01905 457047.

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Carol Parry on 01905 457047

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