St John's Church, Keynsham
The Christian vision and foundation of the school is supported and underpinned by the Church-School Link Group. This group meets termly and is made up of teachers, including the Religious Education and Collective Worship Coordinator, clergy from St John's Church and Foundation Governors.
For more information please see the St John's Church website.
Information about Keynsham
St John's School is situated in the thriving market town of Keynsham. Keynsham is a traditional small English town that has grown up around a high street dominated by St John's church which gives our school its name. Situated halfway between the vibrant city of Bristol and the historic city of Bath, Keynsham is an excellent place to live and work.
Link with the Age Concern Day Centre, Keynsham
Over the last few years, St John's have been building links with the Age Concern Day Centre at The Hawthorns, just a few minutes walk from our School.
Year 6 WW2 Blitz Project
Year 6 visited the Hawthorns as part of their topic on World War 2 in term 4. The Age Concern members kindly agreed to be interviewed by the children, who listened with great interest to their stories of life during the Blitz. 'It is amazing to get to speak to people who were alive as children in the war,' one of the Year 6's said.
Then, later in term 4, the children returned the favour! They invited members of Age Concern as well as some of their own relatives who were alive in the war to visit the school for a VE Day Celebration! Over 45 guests attended the celebration and the children worked extremely hard to make it a memorable occasion for everyone!
There was singing, dancing, WW2 cakes (which the children made to the original recipes), bomb shelters from the children's homework project and lots of discussion the tables about the War and the children's work during the topic.
The School hall was transformed by members of St John's Church in the week building up to Easter, for the Easter Experience. Children came into the hall in small groups and moved around the different activities.