Community

The school works very closely with the local community, supporting a variety of events and also being supported by different groups.

SSAFA is very active within Bruggen looking at different ways of raising money and the school tries its best to support SSAFA by having an annual ‘Big Brew Up’ in which parents are invited to have a ‘cuppa’ and buy a cake.

The school also supports HomeStart with events such as ‘The Big Toddle’.

The school also supports ‘Cancer Research UK’ by holding the annual ‘Race for Life’ and many parents participate in this popular event.

The annual Christmas cake competition, sponsored by NAAFI, is a popular event with our children.

The station library involves our children in a reading challenge every summer and our children visit the library throughout the year.

The local Fire Station is visited frequently by classes and the fire officers are regular visitors, checking the school’s alarms and training staff.

The dentist visits the school to promote ‘Healthy Living’ and support the Science curriculum.

Bruggen  Grundschüle is visited by our Key Stage 2 children and the pupils from Bruggen  also spend time at Bruggen School here in Elmpt.. They share Frühstück together and take part in a variety of activities.

Karneval is a very busy time and we ensure our children get into the festive mood with our very own Karneval. Dressing up in costume is the order of the day and children get the chance to parade around school and within the station. If they are lucky, they might well encounter a ‘sweet feast’. Karneval  is also supported by JB’s, who provide the children with biscuits and a soft drink. The local Elmpt Karneval King and Queen and dancers also visit the school to add to the frivolity.

 Bruggen School is the only British school to participate in Monchengladbach’s schools’ prestige football tournament, ‘The Vitus  Cup’. This takes place every June/July.

The Station gymnasium and sports pitches are used by the school to support the curriculum as well as the station facilities centre, which is used for concerts and other events throughout the school year.