Our pupils, staff and parents brought the local community together on Friday 16 June 2017 for a Great Get Together and summer fair.

Over 100 local people visited Highfield LA to share an afternoon treat and enjoy traditional summer fair activities at the event organised in memory of the late MP Jo Cox.

Alongside the trusted tombola and raffle, those who came to the academy fair also enjoyed a bouncy castle, donkey rides, hook-a-duck, circus school fun, welly throwing and even a chance to soak the teachers!

Highfield pupils showcased their talents at an ‘open mic’ session during the afternoon, and local traders offered a wide variety of stalls for the community to enjoy.

Organised by the school’s PTFA, the event was open to the local community as well as Highfield pupils and their families. Children from Highfield’s partner primary schools were invited along, including those Year 6 pupils joining the Highfield family in September.

The event, arranged by our Parent, Teachers and Friends Association was enjoyed by all the community. The academy also welcomed a visit from Gordon Marsden MP who took time out of his busy schedule to join the Great Get Together.

The Great Get Together is an initiative led by the Jo Cox Foundation to help highlight the late MP’s ‘More In Common’ message. It was an opportunity for people to get together with their neighbours to share food and celebrate all that we have in common.

Lynette Norris, our Principal, said:
“Our contribution to the Great Get Together in memory of Jo Cox was superbly organised by our wonderful, hardworking and dedicated PTFA. The event was thrilling, with people from all areas of the community enjoying themselves. A lovely summer evening fun event at Highfield. I loved every minute!”

Sarah Towle, Chair of Highfield PTFA, added:
“On behalf of Jo, Louise and myself, I would like to thank everyone who supported the Great Get Together by bringing the community together at Highfield Leadership Academy. Thank you to the teachers, pupils and stallholders who all worked so hard to make it a success. A good afternoon was had by everyone.”