As part of our vision, we are committed to inspiring our pupils to become 21stcentury global citizens. From raising awareness about Fairtrade and running a Fairtrade cafe to donating food for local people, staff and pupils are encouraged to take their place as global citizens.
We recently achieved the Bronze Award status in Christian Aid’s Global Neighbours scheme in recognition of our wide-ranging steps to love our global neighbour.
The accreditation scheme celebrates schools that are helping pupils learn about global poverty and the Christian responsibility to tackle it, as well as giving them the tools to play a confident part in creating a fairer world.
The accreditation is divided into four domains:
- School leadership,
- Collective worship and spiritual development,
- Pupil participation in active global citizenship,
- Community engagement.
In aiming for the silver accreditation, we have set ourselves key actions linked to the four domains.
Where appropriate, teachers plan opportunities for pupils to develop their courageous advocacy where pupils have the opportunity to look beyond themselves and develop an understanding of disadvantage, deprivation and the exploitation of the natural world.
Below are images and examples of how pupils have looked beyond themselves to help others.
Each year, pupils donate food to the Bognor Regis Food Bank. In 2020, pupils created their own art work to represent Harvest and Autumn. In 2019, the school teamed up with other schools across the locality to support the Food Drive initiative.
As part of our Year 5 curriculum, pupils learn about the importance of Fair Trade; they promote and lead their own Fair Trade Café for the school community.
Each year, the school’s Junior Governors lead our Christingle Service. In 2020, pupils donated toys to the Salvation Army.
This year, we have supported the V2 Radio Christmas Toy Appeal.
Romanian Shoe Box Appeal:
As part of their Autumn 2 learning, pupils donate toys to the Romanian Shoe Box Appeal. Pupils collected toys and stationary and sent them to children in Romania.
As part of our Year 2 curriculum, pupils learn about the importance of bees in pollinating plants and growing food. One of our pupils was so inspired, they have learnt to become a bee keeper. In addition to this, a pupil in Year 3 wrote to our local MP to persuade him of the importance of wild flower gardens in the community.
As part of Collective Worships and our whole school values, we want pupils to reflect and know that they can make a difference to their world. Through Collective Worship, pupils are encouraged to reflect and look beyond themselves.
During summer term 2021, as part of their PSHE topic, Year 1 and Year 2 raised money to improve the local environment.
The children took part in a ‘Power of a Team’ Day with a focus of teamwork and helping each other. Throughout the day, the children completed tasks which they needed the support of their friends to complete. This included completing a marathon in a day by collectively running 82 miles around our Golden Mile track! We raised over £700 from this event.
We were delighted use this money to provide planters for the West Park Café and to improve our own school grounds