Somerset schools asks communities to unite for the Great Get Together


Four Somerset schools are inviting their communities in for a picnic celebration as part of the Great Get Together in honour of MP Jo Cox this Friday, 16th June. The schools, who are in The Redstart Learning Partnership, are throwing open their doors as part of the community initiative by the Jo Cox Foundation and the Big Lunch.

The schools involved are:

The Redstart Primary, Chard

Castle Primary School, Stoke sub Hamdon

Buckland St Mary C of E Primary School

Minerva Primary School, Taunton

Anyone wishing to take part should contact their local school. Chief Executive Officer of The Redstart Learning Partnership Suzanne Flack said: “Jo Cox’s campaigning spirit and sense of community has been our inspiration to get involved with this national event.  We’d love to see local residents join us for the picnics which we hope will be a celebration of our communities as well as a chance to share some great food.”

The Great Get Together picnics and street parties, are designed to unite people in their neighbourhoods on the weekend of 17-18 June in the biggest local celebrations planned since the Queen’s diamond jubilee.  Jo Cox’s widower Brendan said: “Jo loved a party and she would have been thrilled by the idea of the Great Get Together.  As she said in her maiden speech in parliament – we have far more in common than that which divides us. Jo wanted a chance to bring our communities together to celebrate what unites us.”

For more information please contact your local school.