As part of Longwick village, we feel it is important to foster links with other community groups.
Old School House: We walk to visit our new (old) friends at the nearby Old School House (Residential Home for the elderly) every half term and over time have formed close bonds with the residents. The children converse, sing, dance and undertake creative activities and the residents are encouraged to join in.
My mother Moira is a resident at the Old School House Nursing Home in Longwick and I spoke to her after your school’s visit yesterday. She was bowled over to see the children (she used to be a primary teacher herself) and I wanted to say thank you for going there, and bringing all the residents such happiness and excitement. It’s painful for me as her son to see how my mother’s horizons are narrowing and how her dementia is robbing her of the interests and awareness she used to have. But she so enjoyed your school’s visit and I’m sure it was interesting and enriching for the children as well. Again, thank you all.
St Mary’s Church, Princes Risborough: We always look forward to visits from the Reverend David Williams whose enthusiasm is infectious. He has a unique way of making the Bible accessible to young children.
“I very much look forward to my regular visits to Longwick Pre-School. I have found it to be a safe, happy place, well-resourced and situated in the attractive surroundings of Longwick Village Hall. The staff are always welcoming and nurturing of the children in their care, and the sessions I have attended are very active and lots of fun! St Mary’s Parish Church enjoys it links with Longwick Pre-school, especially sharing in the celebration of festivals such as Easter, Harvest Festival and Christmas. On these opportunities, it is lovely to meet with parents and carers, as well as the children.”
Reverend David Williams
Longwick C of E School: We enjoy close links with the neighbouring primary school, especially with the Reception Class staff (particularly in the summer term for smooth transition to school). We are also invited to the traditional garland making, in preparation for the May Day Garland Parade held at the Longwick Village Fete.