The staff and children at South Hetton Primary School take a keen interest in the community with a large majority of our staff living locally and our children predominantly coming from South Hetton. We pride ourselves in supporting a wide range of fund raising ideas and events.
Across the road from our school is our Community Centre, The Robin Todd Centre. We share resources and always promote each other’s events. Our drama lessons with Secondary school, Shotton Academy, P.E sessions and some after school clubs take place there.
Local businesses are always keen to donate prizes for our summer and Christmas Fayre’s and we are always out and about in the community volunteering with church or council events as well as learning about the surrounding area including Seaham, Easington and Durham.
Holy Trinity Church welcomes us for the Harvest festival, where we collect food for our local food bank. Our Christingle service and our Carols by Candlelight Service is held there every year. Reverend Alan Stainsby is a regular visitor to school and enjoys delivering assemblies to the whole school.
Our children are often out and about in the community, visiting the Post Office, doctors, opticians and mining heritage areas. We also join in litter picking and daffodil bulb planting with East Durham Homes. Our Friends of South Hetton volunteers are brilliant at organising community events to bring mams, dads and children together.
Local and national charities, such as the dogs at Stray Aid, Macmillan, The Red Cross,Royal Legion, Save The Children, Diabetes UK, National Autistic Society, UNICEF all benefit from our fund raising and we also raise for local ill children as well as national events such as Comic and Sport Relief.
Diabetes UK is a charity we support and in October we all dressed in blue and donated our spare change for the continued research toward the charity. We raised £91.45
MacMillan Cake Sale
Here at South Hetton Primary, we love cake! Our McMillan cake sale saw some fantastic contributions from families and the community and we raised £126.16 towards the fight against cancer.
Children in Need
We are an annual supporter of Children In Need. Every year we dress up in support and hold a variety of activities during the day, these can include cake sales and a penny trail.
Red Nose Day
We are also avid supporters of Red Nose Day and managed to raise a fantastic £160 towards the cause. We sell red noses in school and the children love to dress up.