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Can you help Ilminster Avenue pupils achieve their 2021 goals?

Like many of us in January – pupils at a Knowle West school have set themselves goals for 2021 – but now need community help to make them a reality.

Year 6 students currently in school at Ilminster Avenue E-Act Academy have come up with a list of things they would like to do better.

But many of their wishes need special equipment – and the school is turning to the community to see if anyone can offer support.

Their goals include:

  • Improving their running speed around the playground and their fitness.
  • Learning to cook and bake certain meals and dishes.
  • Improving their musical skills and learning to play specific instruments.
  • Developing memory skills so they can remember 30 things in 20 seconds.
  • Getting better at darts (so they can beat their brother and parents at home).
  • Becoming better at drawing and sketching.

Eve Lockett, Reading and Upper Key Stage 2 Lead at the school explained: “…Most of these will involve the use of some equipment or materials, as you can imagine.

“We have some in school but would welcome support from the community, whether virtually or with donations.” 

The work is part of the Dreams and Goals unit of the Jigsaw Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) programme – of which Ilminster Avenue is flagship school.

Jigsaw is a unique scheme of work which aims “to prepare children/young people for life.”

The school is also planning virtual Careers Day at the school – and is looking for online meetings or messages from local organisations.

Eve added: “… Our academy ambassadors are planning an inspiring virtual Careers Day at the school, using money which has been granted to us by our multi-academy trust, E-ACT, as part of its “Opening minds, opening doors” strategy.

“We would welcome any video messages from, or virtual meetings with, people who work within the local area.”

Anyone who can help the school can message through Facebook or call the school on 01179 030 261.