Cheney School, 2018 Open Your Space Award Finalists

Dylan Davis, Soft Services Manager, Cheney School, Oxford 

At Cheney School, local community engagement is really important to us.  Last summer we were able to bring the whole community together on a scale we never thought possible.  We worked in partnership with Eid Extravaganza to host what was described as the biggest and best in Oxfordshire, with over 5000 people attending! It was a family fun day packed with lots of activities and stalls. We had a football tournament, a supercar surprise, a petting farm and falconry, zorbing and children’s rides, arts and crafts, rickshaw and pony rides, face painting, henna, market stalls, international food stalls and even a special Eid barbecue. It was really important to us that everyone in the local area was able to feel a part of the celebration so we offered free meal vouchers to homeless representatives.

To enter a school and community partnership in to this year’s Awards, click here.