Friday saw all pupils and staff, as well as parents and the wider community, coming together to celebrate what it is that makes Griffin Schools Trust Schools so wonderful to learn in, work for and visit.
Children were guided through themed lessons and performance opportunities to focus on the three pillars which support us to give the pupils the best possible educations: Proud Traditions, High Aspirations and Wide Horizons.
A team of art ambassadors visited Etloe House, sheltered housing, to partake in an art project. It was a powerful example of how our elders and youngest members of society can come together to create art and form strong bonds. The pupils behaved impeccably and were highly praised by Etloe House staff and the residents. We look forward to many more such opportunities and seeing residents in Willow Brook regularly from now on!
Founders’ Day was also about raising funds for charity, and Willow Brook has focused this year on a project which our Assistant Head Teacher A Mughal is involved in. In conjunction with WomenEd and Action Aid, A Mughal will be building a library in Mozambique this summer.
A wonderful £356.70 was raised, £321.03 of which will go to ActionAid. The remaining £35.67 will go to MACS, the charity which supports children born with severe vision impairment.