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    06 January 2020 Crich Standard Calendars now reduced in price

    The few remaining 2020 Crich Standard calendars are now available at a reduced price.

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  • (Climate) change? Why change? Things are bad enough already

    30 December 2019 (Climate) change? Why change? Things are bad enough already

    Amber Valley Borough Council has declared a Climate Emergency, and in various conversations around the village I’ve been encouraged to learn of people’s increasing interest in the whole climate change and environmental awareness issue. Potentially there are many things that could be done...

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  • The pupils say thanks! at Crich Junior School

    29 December 2019 The pupils say thanks! at Crich Junior School

    In Crich, we are incredibly lucky to have a large number of volunteers, who come into school to share their wealth of knowledge and expertise and to spend time with our children, whether it is to listen to them read, help with the gardening, go swimming on Fridays, teach them songs for our shows or come in and knit. 

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  • Our vital volunteers at Crich Infant School

    28 December 2019 Our vital volunteers at Crich Infant School

    Volunteers play an important part in the life of our school, enhancing what we can offer to the children. We are always grateful to those who give their time to listen to the children read. The volunteers enjoy hearing the children and seeing their skills grow and develop over time. The family members who come on school trips with us enable these visits to take place and allow us to undertake these opportunities for learning outside of the school.

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  • Join the Whatstandwell Social Club

    27 December 2019 Join the Whatstandwell Social Club

    All the events organised by the Whatstandwell Social Club are entirely manned by volunteers. The core of committee members is helped out by friends, relatives and villagers from around the parish. The idea is to put on events which benefit villagers as well as the wider community, and importantly, to have fun doing it!

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  • Fritchley Village Hall offers free use to volunteers

    26 December 2019 Fritchley Village Hall offers free use to volunteers

    We know from experience that it can be daunting to take on organising an event – if there are costs involved and you don’t know how many people will turn up, it can seem risky. We’d like to offer anyone from the local area who’s thinking about starting up a community activity, or running a not-for-profit event, a period of free use of the hall to get their activity off the ground.

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  • Happy Christmas from all at Crich Standard

    23 December 2019 Happy Christmas from all at Crich Standard

    Wishing you a peaceful and happy Christmas and much joy in 2020. A report on carol singing round the tree from Geoff Brown.

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  • New Yoga Classes at Sawmills Village Hall

    17 December 2019 New Yoga Classes at Sawmills Village Hall

    New classes starting 7 January 2020. Yoga is an holistic practice that benefits the health and wellbeing of the mind, body and emotional (spiritual) aspects of our being. Often in life we can feel fragmented and unbalanced causing our bodies to feel strained and tired, our minds unable to think clearly and our emotional or spiritual self to feel unsettled, restless and even dissatisfied with our lives. Yoga helps to unite our entire being so that we feel whole and completed therefore improving not only our physical health but also our emotional and mental health.

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  • Boldly Coming!

    15 December 2019

    New production at the Glebe in March

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  • Daycare at the Glebe

    13 December 2019 Daycare at the Glebe

    Find out about volunteering at Daycare at The Glebe.

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Our vital volunteers at Crich Infant School

by Linda Philo

Adult and child at Forest School

Volunteers play an important part in the life of our school, enhancing what we can offer to the children. We are always grateful to those who give their time to listen to the children read. The volunteers enjoy hearing the children and seeing their skills grow and develop over time. The family members who come on school trips with us enable these visits to take place and allow us to undertake these opportunities for learning outside of the school.

Our Parents, Teachers & Friends Association (PTFA) raises vital funds for the school, which are used to improve the learning environment. The outdoor learning facilities have been a particular focus of recent developments. Funds are also used to purchase resources and subsidise trips and visits. The PTFA organises events such as the school disco and the leavers party, which are an important part of school life. We welcome ‘friends’ as members as well as parents and teachers – if you feel you have time to help and talent in fundraising and event planning, please do get in touch.

Our governors are essential in the organisation of our school. They are friendly and collaborative, working well together and welcoming the contributions of all. Sarah Wallis (pictured right), one of our co-chairs, is our longestserving governor. ‘I first became involved as a school governor about 18 years ago, when my son was a pupil at Crich C of E Infant School, and as a family we had just moved into the village,’ she says. ‘I’ve seen and been part of many changes at the school. My work as a governor is varied and wide-ranging, from recruiting staff, monitoring budgets, and setting policies and targets, to evaluating the progress of the school and acting as a source of challenge and support to our headteacher. 

I feel privileged to be part of a team at our school; we bring experiences from many different backgrounds, working together to set the strategic direction of the school. I am proud to be part of one of the largest volunteer groups in the country and have had the opportunity to meet and learn so much from so many people.’

One of our newer governors commented on how this is the best governing body (of three) he has been involved with! We currently have a vacancy for a Community Governor on our Governing Body. In Bowns Hill, Crich, Matlock DE4 5DG 01773 852165 crich-inf.derbyshire.sch.uk Our vital volunteers particular, we are looking for someone with experience in community engagement, an understanding of property/ estate management and/or experience of charity law and governance.

If you think you might like to get involved or would like to find out more, please contact the school

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