We have already made links with some fantastic external agencies. Two of these agencies carry out excellent clubs for the students and provide opportunities for them that may not already exist.
Berzerk Productions – berzerkproductions.com
One of these clubs is a drama club led by Matt Whitelock called Berzerk. This club runs on a Thursday after school from 3:30-4:30pm. The students learn new skills in drama that they can then incorporate into lessons within school and potentially, a passion outside of school.
Rotary Club – readingrotary.org.uk
Rotary is a worldwide organisation of more than 1.2 million business, professional, and community leaders. Members of Rotary clubs, known as Rotarians, provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. Members of this club give up their time every Wednesday lunchtime and work with students to create ideas of fun-raising and provide excellent opportunities for students to work on projects that will not only help the school and local community but also the wider world.
Reading Football Club Community Trust – community.readingfc.co.uk
The Community Trust at Reading FC offer a safe environment to care for, develop and educate the disadvantaged or at risk young people within the Reading and surrounding areas. They aim to significantly increase the involvement of disadvantaged and vulnerable young people in the community with a number of diverse activities and projects. Reading FC Community Trust is a registered charity and is the community arm of the football club, engaging, developing and educating young people within various community groups within the local Reading and surrounding areas, delivering a range of sessions through 5 main activity pillars – Health, Education, Social Inclusion/Community Cohesion, Sports Participation and Recruitment.
Connect Reading – connectreading.co.uk
Connect Reading is a unique local partnership between the private, public, voluntary and community sectors that work together to address areas of need within Greater Reading. They are a lively charity with a huge network. Since its conception Connect Reading has brokered over £1,500,000 worth of in kind support for the Reading community.
We at The Wren School, will continue to explore all possibilities of creating links with other agencies within the local community and the wider world.