Erasmus Darwin Academy students are taught about their role in the local community and there are various ways in which EDA plays its role in the local community.
The local emergency services and Staffordshire Road Safety team play a key role in providing education to ensure that our students are taught the importance of staying safe. We continue to foster good relations with Erasmus Darwin House.
We are grateful to Erasmus Darwin House for making their facilities available to our students, as all students have the opportunity to visit Lichfield City Centre in Year 7. We continue to have strong links with the Burntwood ‘Live at Home’ scheme and a number of our Sixth Form students volunteer in some capacity at the local centre, which is within walking distance to the Academy. ‘Live at Home’ is the primary beneficiary of our grocery appeal in the Christmas period and they distribute proceeds to vulnerable members.
A recent collaborative partner is the Burntwood Rotary Club and we are grateful for their donations towards special ‘progress’ prizes at previous Presentation Evenings and they also have funded a Sixth Form student to go on a week-long summer expedition. We continue to foster excellent links with our local parish church, St Anne’s in Chasetown, which is the venue for our annual Christmas Carol Concert, with the local vicar attending the school to present a faith based response as a case study in Religious Education lessons. Finally, we are grateful that our latest project to expand our car parking facilities was generously supported by local councillors and was made possible by a generous donation from Chasetown Civil Engineering.
We have been glad to support the local ‘Be a Friend in Burntwood’ scheme which has been initiated as a community response to COVID-19. Should you need any further information, please contact the Academy and we can direct you to the best channel of support.
We are always looking to expand our links with local organisations and if you would like to discuss in any way how we can work with you and your organisation, please don’t hesitate to contact Mr Shipman at the Academy.