Reaching out to the community

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YOUNGSTERS at King’s Park primary are all smiles this term as they promote well-being in the community.

The school recently launched a statement of shared values — under the headings respect, well-being, achieving potential and caring — at an event attended by Glasgow south MP Tom Harris and chair of Mount Florida community council, Bruce Whyte.

Primaries three and four sang Don’t Worry, Be Happy and every child in the school made a contribution to the open day.

Parents in attendance were also treated to refreshments, and the chance to meet their child’s new teacher.

Head teacher Alison O’Hara commented: “This whole process has been a wonderful experience involving the whole school community and may local community partners”.

The children have this week been putting their value statement to good use, inviting elderly residents along to a harvest tea and helping to entertain them throughout.

Each guest at the autumn event was presented with a goodie bag of harvest treats collected from parents and carers — and thanks to their kindness there were even leftover bags, which will now be sent to the Lodging House Mission.