Pupil voice and participation are an integral part of our school ethos. This is not only promoted and developed in lessons, but also in the way that we encourage our children to become good global citizens who have an impact on the lives and well-being of others. We ensure that Christian values are given a high profile in all aspects of our school life. Responsibilities taken on by our children include school council, eco council and fair trade.
Hosting Free The Children
On Tuesday 11th March 2014 we hosted ‘Free the Children’ in school for the day.
Free The Children is an international charity and educational partner that believes in a world where all children are free to achieve their fullest potential as agents of change. They work to educate, engage and empower youth to become active local and global citizens.
The organisation led an assembly for Year 3 to Year 6 (Key Stage 2) and then 30 children from across Key Stage 2 attended workshops for the rest of the day. The children were selected for their previous and current involvement in School Council, Eco Council and Fairtrade.
‘ The assembly was about children and child labour globally. I learnt that you are never too young to start an organisation where you can make a difference. The workshops involved working together and making plans on how we could make a change and we decided that we wanted to do something to raise funds for people living in poverty – we will be making suggestions. It made me feel sad to think that sometimes we come to school feeling tired and thinking sometimes I can’t be bothered to work as hard as I could when there are some children working just to get a tiny bit of money so that they can feed their family. They want to go to school, but they can’t, as they have to feed their family.’
Comments from Anna and Isabella in Year 6 who are currently Eco Council and have previously been involved Fair Trade and Eco.