Courageous advocacy

Speak up for people who cannot speak for themselves. Protect the rights of all who are helpless. – Proverbs 31:8 Following our school focus on courageous advocacy, several of our pupils are already thinking about what they can do to help others. Almost every day in the playground, I have groups of children saying what […]

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Holy Communion and what it means

Continuing our work about the Christian faith, we learned about Holy Communion last week – why it is celebrated, what it means to Christians and what happens during the service. We split into groups to read the words from the service and to re-enact what happens, using blackcurrant juice and cream crackers in place of […]

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Rule of Law

In collective worship this morning, we discussed the recent court decision that he prime minister was unlawful to close parliament for five weeks. We drew parallels to our school council being given £1000 to spend, five weeks to decide how to spend it but no discussion allowed! The children were reminded that the rule of […]

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I will be a hummingbird

This morning we looked at the following verse from the Bible: “Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves. Protect the rights of all who are helpless.” We reflected on what we can actually do and took some inspiration from the wisdom of Wangari Maathai, who reminds that we should all be doing the […]

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Ash Wednesday

Rev Tim led a wonderful service this morning and our school councillors read the prayers very well. Towards the end of the service the children and adults were invited to receive an ash cross on the forehead, an Anglican tradition to mark the beginning of Lent and remind us of our mortality.

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Toilet renovation bid

We want to make the school the best it can be. Don’t lose sight of how fortunate we all are for what we have. That was the message the children were given last week, using the excellent visual model above (taken from Factfulness by Hans Rosling.) They were then asked the question: What part of the […]

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Gratitude!

Today in our collective worship (assembly) time, we further explored the importance of gratitude. We focused on lunch and considered all the people who have worked to get the food on our plates. We had a quiet time of reflection, giving children the opportunity to be grateful for all that has been done to provide […]

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