Carcroft Local Heroes

An important part of our students’ work and ethos across the Trust is activism. 

In short, the way we work with our community to support, engage, contribute and make a difference.

This can be anything from a Crew litter picking once a week to collecting food for the food bank.

At Carcroft School they’ve taken this to heart with some beautiful work in the community, catching up with local heroes and making a difference themselves.

Superheroes live amongst us in the real world – nurses, doctors, firefighters, paramedics, supermarket staff –  everyone who helped keep us going before, during and after the pandemic. 

The children at Carcroft researched the work and contribution of so many ordinary, extraordinary people in their community – and were inspired too by a visit from South Yorkshire Fire Service.

They decided, this time motivated by a national hero, Captain Tom, to do a sponsored walk – 100 laps each – around their playground. They did this in style, raising money to have a defibrillator installed in school. 

Local Doncaster Councillors were so impressed with the pupils’ efforts that they decided to support the new defibrillator purchase. 

So, Carcroft’s community has a new and vital resource, thanks to an expedition that has made us all think about the superheroes who live amongst us.