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Great Get Together 2024

This week our Trust family of schools is incredibly excited for the Great Get Together 2024.

The Great Get Together (GGT) is all about bringing people together, to build stronger communities and tackle loneliness through one connection at a time. We can all feel lonely at times; loneliness isn't something that only affects those who live alone, or elderly people, it can affect us all at some point in our lives. So this week, please help us to tackle loneliness by joining in any of our fantastic community events, because, as we always say; community makes us, and the unity in community is key.
Our schools have a series of assemblies and activities taking place throughout the week and then on Friday we have the Batley Bake Off competition between 10am and 12pm in the Jo Cox Conference Centre, at Upper Batley High School. The standard of birthday cake entries has been getting better and better every year, and this year would have been Jo Cox's 50th birthday so our theme is '50 for 50', and we are hoping to have at least 50 cakes entered into the competition. We will be joined by Jo's parents who will be part of the judging panel. On Sunday we can then all run off the cakes in the Run for Jo at Oakwell Hall. 
Jo Cox was a true humanitarian and a person who believed passionately about making the world a better, and fairer, place for all. Our Trust family of schools carry on Jo's legacy in many different ways. The GGT events are one way, but for us it is about more than this, it's about each and every one of us being the best version of ourselves every single day, of every year. Carrying on Jo's legacy involves environmental sustainability through our Eco Schools work, civility in public life and our work to educate young people about democracy, and empowering young people to know their voice matters, and that their voice counts.
Jo was a big supporter of our schools, and all our young people. She told us once that had she not been an MP she was going to train to be a primary school teacher. So, this week we celebrate what would have been Jo's 50th birthday, and we celebrate our fantastic community and all those who live and work in Batley. Batley is all about a brilliant education for all.