Our Community

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.

Easter Experience

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.

The Easter Experience was also featured in the Bath and Wells Dioscesan Newsletter, which is sent to all Church of England Schools, and below is an extract taken from the newsletter:
 
"During the week, the hall was transformed with the help of some members of the congregation from St John's Church who then helped to lead the stations. Every child in the school went through the "Experience" and the atmosphere was breathtaking. Every child was engaged and affected by the stations - in fact the volunteers thanked me for the opportunity to be part of it, and one spoke of the hall as feeling "anointed" - a very special time for all concerned. Every member of staff was involved in some way, including kitchen staff and cleaners. Some parents and governors also contributed, and the congregation prayed for us in church the preceding Sunday. Station leaders met for prayer the week before at my home, then we prayed before each session. The children spoke of feeling calm, relaxed, and "as if Jesus was there." It was a wonderful way to enter into Holy Week at a level appropriate for Primary age children.'