At St Mary’s Church of England Primary School, we have a strong emphasis on encouraging our pupils to become courageous advocates, not just locally, but nationally and globally.
We educate our pupils to understand that it is important to help others when we can, irrespective of who people are or where they come from. We teach this through the teachings of the bible and learning about other courageous advocates for example modern day courageous advocates – Sir David Attenborough, Greta Thunberg, Captain Sir Thomas Moore, Marcus Rashford.
Through our Christian vision and values and through carefully planned opportunities within our curriculum, we ensure that the children have opportunities to discuss significant issues, to challenge injustice and to engage in activities that can bring about change.
“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.”
We believe that it is important for our children to appreciate their role as part of a local, national and global community; to take responsibility and understand their impact and influence in the world. We support a range of charities locally, nationally and globally. In recent years we have carried out a range of different fund raising activities to support many good causes.