Links with the Community
For the last two school years, our school, in cooperation with International Links Global, had the pleasure of being involved with the Erasmus+ Project 'The World we want in 2121'. The project brought a lot of exciting activities and learning opportunities. We met participants from Greece, Spain and Sweden. During our overseas visits, pupils and staff were able to visit schools in Murcia in Spain and Levadia in Greece.
Greenfield school was the host to two events; one in February 2022 and February 2023. Our guests have had the opportunity to take part in learning sessions led by our teachers and also visit Cyfarthfa Park and Castle to learn about the history of Merthyr Tydfil and Wales. Many fantastic memories will stay with us for life, and we are looking forward to new projects coming soon.
The learners of Greenfield School make great use of the local community in order to develop skills, knowledge and independence. We are fortunate that we have a supportive community on our doorstep in Pentrebach, where the local shops, park and trails offer a safe environment in which to explore the world and practice life skills and healthy routines. We value our longstanding links with the after-school club ‘Bridging the Gap’ and the residents of our neighbouring residential home. Please click on the image below to learn more.
Please follow the link for further information: www.facebook.com/bridgingthegapyouth/
Every Christmas, Greenfield looks forward to celebrating the season by singing carols with the residents of Greenhill Manor. Please click on the image below to learn more.
Please follow the link for further information: www.hallmarkcarehomes.co.uk/care-homes/merthyr-tydfil/greenhill-manor-care-home/
Elite Paper Solutions
Elite Paper Solutions provides organisations throughout Wales with the provision of confidential destruction, archive storage, and document scanning. We also see ourselves as a stepping stone, allowing people with disabilities and those at a disadvantage to gain valuable skills & experience at our facility before moving on and progressing within their local community.
The nature of the business ensures that there is a job that will meet every need, irrespective of the person’s disability, making it a fully inclusive workplace. Our staff are of varying age, ability and equality of opportunity is a strong ethical focus.
Elite believe every citizen has a contribution to make, and, given the correct level of intervention and support, enable the improvement in their quality of life, where they are also contributing positively to their communities.
For many years, we have had a link with Elite who have helped us to support pupils who’s learning pathway would potentially include going into the world of work. Pupils have the opportunity to access a placement at Elite for 1 day per week where they will develop the skills required to succeed in the workplace.
Please follow the link for further information: https://elitepapersolutions.co.uk/
Royal Crescent Allotments
We have a fantastic partnership with the Royal Crescent Allotments in Penydarren. The pupils with the 14-19 department have an opportunity to visit the Royal Crescent Allotments in Penydarren weekly. The pupils help manage the sensory garden as well as help the ladies and gentlemen with any jobs on their plots. The pupils have enjoyed taking part in lots of projects and helping set up this lovely area for everyone to visit. Please click on the image below to learn more.
Please follow the link for further information: sites.google.com/goodevans.org/royalcrescentallotmentsociety/
Stephens & George - Chess
Greenfield, have been working closely with the Stephens and George Charity to deliver a weekly chess club to our KS3 learners. The focus of Chess Club is to develop our learners' mathematics and numeracy skills whilst learning how to play the game of chess. Learners begin by being introduced to simple strategy games such as 'Connect 4,' before transitioning on to more challenging games such as draughts. Learners are then finally introduced to specific chess pieces and learn how each piece moves. The prepositional language and strategic thinking skills employed by learners are highly transferable to all aspects of the curriculum and pupils thoroughly enjoy working with Russell, our chess tutor. Please click on the image below to learn more.
Please follow the link for further information: www.chessinschools.co.uk/
Greenfield school has been accessing the local bowls club every Monday afternoon. Merthyr Bowls Club have been running sessions with our pupils engaging them with the sport. The ladies from the bowls club have kindly given up their time to develop this partnership and work with our pupils to develop their skills and ability. The group of twelve pupils that have access to the provision have flourished in terms of their sporting ability with regard to bowls, and the social skills they have gained. The Greenfield bowls club has given them a sense of belonging and allowed them the opportunity to feel part of a team. They even have three sets of Greenfield personalised bowls they play with that the ladies acquired funding for. Thank you to the ladies at Merthyr Bowls Club for giving us this opportunity and long may the partnership continue to flourish. Please click on the image below to learn more.
Please follow the link for further information: www.merthyrtydfilindoorbowlsclub.co.uk/
Future Valley Construction Partnership
We have established an effective partnership with Future Valley Construction who are responsible for the development of the new A465 road. Pupils have engaged both in school and on the construction site, learning important roles and responsibilities associated with this sector of employment. Pupils have developed relationships with key staff, understood the importance of PPE and worked as teams to complete various projects. The partnership is ongoing and will continue to develop over the next few years.