Hello and welcome back after what has been the strangest six months most of us have ever experienced.
We are very excited to have the school gates open fully once again and although things are looking considerably different to this time last year, we are still working incredibly hard on continuing with both our fundraising and community campaigns.
Our first newsletter of the term is full of exciting news and developments, plus details of upcoming events (virtual and socially distanced, of course). There's also two important areas of feedback which we hope you will participate in - our Safer Parking Survey and the Romiley Active Neighbourhood Consultation.
As always, you can contact us with any questions you may have and also to find out more about getting involved in any of our campaigns or events.
WELCOME TO A BRAND NEW TERM!
SAFER PARKING CAMPAIGN
TECHNOLOGY IN OUR CLASSROOMS - OUR LATEST FUNDRAISING UPDATE
HAVE YOUR SAY - ROMILEY ACTIVE NEIGHBOURHOOD CONSULTATION
As you may have already seen on local social media channels, Stockport Council has launched an online consultation as part of a proposal for an Active Neighbourhood Scheme here in Romiley and we are encouraging all members of our School Community to offer their thoughts on this.
“Working closely with residents and WalkRide Romiley, it's proposed to develop an Active Neighbourhood for streets north of Compstall Road. This will create improvements for pedestrians in the village centre as well as providing parklets for the community to enjoy. A safe cycle route to Stockport Town Centre will also be created with new crossings on Compstall/Stockport Road, making it easier to access and enjoy the canal and encourage the enablement of play streets.” (Stockport Council)
At the start of the year, we had BIG plans to fundraise with the aim of providing every classroom at the school with Promethean Active Panels (aka interactive whiteboards).
When the national lockdown came into place, all of those plans had to be put on hold. As many of you know, we turned our attention to finding ways of supporting our school community in the best way possible.
However, the fundraising didn’t stop. Infact, the fundraising efforts increased and we were overwhelmed by your support. Our efforts certainly haven't gone unnoticed either. We've caught the attention of Promethean UK and they recently featured an article on our summer fundraising efforts.
Plans for our (socially distanced) Family Halloween Trail in Romiley are well underway and we are looking for more families and businesses to join us.
We're putting together a map of Romiley with any participating location clearly marked on it.
So, we are looking for people who love to decorate their homes, gardens, driveways, businesses and more, giving families a spooky adventure to look forward to over Halloween weekend as they follow the trail map around our village.
So if you like to go "all out" for Halloween and can't wait to showcase your spooktacular skills, please drop us a message to be a part of our Halloween Trail.
IT'S TIME FOR A CLEAR OUT
Our next Bag2School collection is taking place on Thursday 24th September.
If you have GOOD CONDITION clothes, bags, scarves, hats, socks, curtains, stuffed toys, bedding, then we can recycle them and raise money at the same time!
It's been a very busy few weeks for our Safer Parking Campaign, with victory in our campaign to have the speed limit on Sandy Lane reduced in the next couple of weeks, news from the school of the upcoming "Park & Stride" Scheme, approval from the Council to place our new signs outside the school and putting final touches to our Safe Parking Survey ready for you to tell us what you think.
We are delighted to welcome everyone back to a new school year and can't wait to share our ideas for the Autumn Term with you.
Whether you're a new RPS family or an existing member of the school, why not take a look at what it is we do and why we do it!