We are actively involved in our community. A good educational experience reaches far beyond the realms of the JMAT classroom. We provide help to families and members of the community by offering free children’s activities through our Shining Stars programme, assistance through the Wath Community Food Bank and free school uniform to families in need.
Shining Stars is something we are
very proud of. Launched on the
20th July 2015 we provide free after
school and holiday activities for
children who are specially selected
by their school.
The children may have been nominated because they are quiet in class, or maybe they need to widen their social circle or would benefit from new experiences. Whatever the reason they can be sure of a good time with the Shining Stars Team.
We also provide occasional holiday activities which are made available to all children within our community.
Wath Festival and Art Competition
The JMAT schools have taken an active part in the annual Wath Festival for many years. It is a time to showcase their singing and dancing talent with the annual May Pole Dance a Wath Victoria speciality.
During the May Bank Holiday weekend 2017 the Wath C of E Choir wowed the audience with their show stopping performance.
The Art Competition is a relatively new addition to the festival but we received many entries which formed a wonderful display in Wath All Saints Parish Church.
Festival revellers voted for the
winner and Ruby Alkas of Wath
C of E received first prize with her
War and Peace Planet. Runners up
were Christian Leone of Brampton
Ellis Primary School and Natalie
Cuckson of Wath Victoria Primary
School. All three received vouchers
to spend on art supplies. Ruby Alkas - War & Peace
Look out for the next Wath Festival Art Competition will be launched during March 2018 based on the theme 'Festivals'.
Wath Community Food Bank
Set up by Wath All Saints Parish
Church and co-ordinated by the
JMAT Project Managers the Food
Bank is available to anyone in
need within our community via a simple referral process.
In collaboration with Fareshare we provide staple goods (dry/tinned foods, milk, cleaning products/toiletries) to help people get back on their feet.
In collaboration with our wonderful volunteers we provide a friendly face, an ear to bend and a cup of tea.
From time to time we run budgeting courses which offers hints and tips to help people shake up their household budget.
Top quality, clean uniform in all sizes is available free of charge to any pupil within
our community in need. A
small pot of money from
sourced funding is available
to purchase new shoes,
socks, pants etc ensuring
all children are equal.
We gratefully accept donations
of clean good quality uniform and coats via your school. Contact Nicola McMullen for further information on
Creative Writing Competition
Running for over 25 years, the Creative Writing Competition is open to all children from Foundation 2 to Year 8. Pupils are free to write a short story and entries are judged by an independent panel. Winners become authors in print and are invited to an Awards Ceremony to celebrate their achievement where they receive a copy of the Anthology
Pocket Poets Competition - Winners Event
In March we hosted a wonderful evening of poetry at our local community centre - Montgomery Hall. This was also our launch night for the James Montgomery Academy Trust.
The event was attended by the 60 winners and their families together with members of school staff and Governors. It was wonderful to listen to their 'Hopes and Dreams' and the children all received a copy of the anthology and a certificate. It was very exciting for the children and their families to see their work in print.
The winner from each year group received a prize containing Smiggles goodies. One name was also drawn at random by David Silvester and the lucky winner - Esme Tilson of Wath Victoria Primary School - was overjoyed to receive a Kindle Fire Bundle. Well done to all children who entered this competition.