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Community Partnerships

Below are a selection of some of the recent community partnerships our school have been involved with to benefit our local community and the children's learning experiences.


Platform at the Bridge

Platform is the arts centre at the heart of The Bridge in Easterhouse, and offers a year-round programme of cutting edge theatre, exhibitions, workshops and activities. We have an excellent partnership with them often visiting the theatre with different classes as well as when they deliver drama workshops and performances in school.


Family Action in Rogerfield and Easterhouse

F.A.R.E. is a voluntary organisation who have strong links to the children and families from our school. As well as providing out of school services they work closely with St Benedict's during school time providing experiences for our children. Their aim is to improve the lives of children and families living in disadvantaged neighbourhoods, bringing people of all ages together, building positive relationships and trust.


The Bike Station

The Bike Station work in collaboration with our cycling club to run training sessions and bike maintenance courses for our children and family. They also help to teach the children about reusing and recycling their old bikes that need repaired not thrown away. They are a great addition to our partnerships hekping to work towards our Sport Scotland Gold Award.


The Simon Community Scotland

In 2017 our school, in collaboration with the Simon Community decided to focus our Lenten almsgiving on helping those affected by homelessness in Glasgow. The Simon Community have been working since 1963 to alleviate the isolation of people sleeping rough, providing a place where they can gain a sense of belonging and foster the skills they need to move towards independent living.


The Pavilion Youth Cafe

The Pavillion Youth Café is a drop in centre that also offers more structured activities. They aim to provide a wide range of sports and arts-projects, music tuition, multi-media projects and educational work. The Pavilion work closely with the school to build up community links and offer their skills and expertise within the school on a regular basis.


Sense over Secterianism

Each year SOS work with our P7s on existing sectarian tensions and bigotry in general which create social and other barriers between people of different faiths. It helps to make pupils aware of their role in determining the shape their society takes and it empowers them to bring down these barriers within their own lives and communities.


Mary's Meals Back Pack Appeal 2015

In June 2015 Primary 5/4 organised the Mary's Meals Back Pack Appeal collecting school items for children who are supported by Mary's Meals. They managed to collect 75 school bags full of goodies. Well done to everyone who helped!


The Celtic Music Programme

Celtic FC Foundation provided St Andrew's Secondary School with funding to buy musical instruments for our learning community. As part of the legacy, woodwind and brass tutors visit our school weekly to teach the children these instruments - an opportunity they would not have had without the support of St Andrew's Secondary and Celtic FC.



SCIAF Appeal 

St Benedict's has long been a supporter of SCIAF and their annual Wee Box Appeal. This year, due to the growing migrant crisis and flow of refugees from the Middle East into Europe, our children asked if the could specifically raise money to give to SCIAF for this purpose.


Easterhouse Credit Union

The Easterhouse Credit Union has been running in St Benedict's for many years. It is a voluntary programme which allows the children to join and save their money and hope fully reap the benefits in later years. It also helps us to teach life skills to the children in terms  of money management, saving and loans.


Scottish Countryside Rangers' Association

The countryside rangers are  common visitors to St Benedict's. They often take classes over to our local woodlands to look at the different habitats for plants and wildlife. Last year they also helped to plant trees in our garden for future generations to enjoy.


The Dog's Trust

The Dog's Trust are always very helpful and willing to speak to our children during our health week on how to care for our pets and during money week when they speak about the financial cost of caring for a dog. They are always very informative and the children love the opportunity to speak to them about their own animals.


Glasgow Rocks: Jump2It Programme

Jump2it is a HWB initiative delivered in St Benedict's Primary by Glasgow Rocks. Jump2it promotes the benefits of leading a healthy lifestyle by eating the right foods and getting plenty of exercise while also highlighting the dangers of smoking and alcohol. Glasgow Rocks also help out with coaching and supporting our pupils.


Shettleston Harriers

The Shettleston Harriers are our local athletics organisation. They assist the school in delivering coaching sessions through the children's two hours of PE or during after school clubs. Recently they helped our children complete the Great Scottish Run.


The Old Firm Alliance

Celtic and Rangers football clubs regularly provide the school with coaches who teach the children both football and life skills in terms of healthy diets and lifestyles. Over the years, with their support we have been able to establish a successful football team and participate in a variety of competitions and events.