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Reach 2

Primary Academy

Community Engagement

At Woodside, we believe that our school should be the hub of the local community. We have developed this vision over the recent years by providing a range of events and opportunities for our families and our wider Woodside community to enjoy.


Leader in Me Family Breakfasts

During the autumn term, we hosted our Leader in Me Family Breakfasts for this academic year. Across two weeks, each year group enjoyed their own delicious breakfast with their families. Pupils and parents also had the opportunity to partake in engaging activities which directly related to the teaching of the 7 Habits.  


Fireworks Extravaganza

On Monday 4th November we hosted our annual Woodside Fireworks Extravaganza. With side stalls, games, face painting, henna art, bouncy castles, candyfloss, popcorn, delicious hot food, plenty of glow sticks and more, over 1600 people from our community attended and enjoyed the spectacular 40 minute display. It was fantastic to see so many of local residents and families coming together to enjoy seeing  the Wood Street sky being lit up by such a colourful display! 


Woodside Magical Market

We held our 3rd annual Woodside Magical Market on Saturday 7th December 2019. It was our biggest and best festive event to date, with over 2100 members of our local community in attendance.  Alongside a wonderful mix of local community traders, non-Walthamstow traders and members of Woodside community selling their wares in our custom built Christmas market stalls; we brought our very own Winter Wonderland to Woodside with 9 fairground rides! It was a fantastic event enjoyed by all.


Family Cooking

Each half term, Miss Brown & Miss Decelis host family cooking sessions where families from across the school are invited to come and cook a simple, healthy dish. The workshops take place in our state-of-the art kitchen in our Enrichment Block. We provide live demonstrations to our fully booked workshops and this year, our families have had the opportunity to prepare dishes such as vegetable stir fry, ratatouille and macaroni cheese. These delicious dishes are then taken home and enjoyed by our families.