Community is at the core of our values and we have generations of parents, siblings and children who have attended Lionel Primary and have gone on to make a positive contribution to the local area.
To help with the development of our broader educational offering, we establish partnerships and connections with local businesses and enterprises, and parents to better enrich the curriculum for our children and give them further a sense of belonging in the local community.
Growing Our Future at Gunnersbury Park
In September 2021, we started a project with Gunnersbury Park and Museum. We have been allocated a plot which we have worked on regularly with the children. We have cleared brambles, built a dead hedge and planted hundreds of bluebell bulbs to create a beautiful woodland meadow. You can see the transformation in the photos at the bottom of this page. Do visit the plot and see it for yourselves - the children are so proud of it!
We have had links with Greenrod Place, a local retirement home, for many years. The children have visited to sing Christmas carols and have delivered Christmas cards to the residents. We are looking forward to further developing our relationship with the lifting of Covid restrictions.
We have recently established links with one of the world’s leading entertainment companies, Sega. Sega is kindly donating a significant amount of money to develop the graphics novel section in our school. Staff at Sega are also going to join parents as part of our Year 6 Careers Day to help our children understand the breadth of jobs within their industry. This day takes place in the Summer term.
Parents and Carers
We are delighted to welcome parents and carers to participate in and enrich the life of our school community in many different ways. The parents and carers at Lionel Primary School regularly give up their time to support us from helping out with our fantastic Lionel PTA, to volunteering to listen to children read, from accompanying us on trips out of school, to participating in special days (for example, India Day in Year 5, or Chinese New Year). Parents and carers also play an invaluable part during our Year 6 Careers Day, giving up their time to inspire our children by talking out their own careers.
If you would like to know more about our community work, or would like to establish links with our school or participate in our Year 6 Careers Day, please contact the community links coordinator, Mrs C Taylor via the School office.
We are working with Gunnersbury Park to breathe new life into an overgrown area. We have cleared the ground, built a dead hedge and completed some planting.
We look forward to seeing how the area grows and evolves. All of our junior pupils have been involved with the project and will continue to visit regularly to develop their gardening skills!