“Compassion and tolerance are not a sign of weakness but a sign of strength.” – Dalai Lama
In line with Government requirements, Fishburn Primary school has produced information to highlight our commitment to ‘British Values’. We value the diversity and differences of all our pupils and celebrate this through our culture, ethos, approach to lessons and our respectful relationships we promote. Commitment and celebration of diversity makes us collectively stronger, tolerant and respectful to all.
We have a specific part of our curriculum that is devoted to British Values this is entitled ‘What it is to be British’ and covers aspects of modern day Britain. The curriculum was put together in consultation with parents and pupils and celebrates both local and National heritage.
Examples of this are:
In Year 6, pupils undertake a topic about World War 2 and its impact upon our society, then and now. Poppy Day is commemorated and a minute’s silence is observed. . Throughout the school a number of influential people and eras are studied in addition to a curriculum that supports all aspects of modern day Britain.
Recently events such as Comic Relief, World Book Day were all celebrated in school. Using sites like BBC News Round we discuss current themes and topics at an age appropriate level . We combine these events with aspects of PSHE, being a semi rural school in the North East of England we owe it to our pupils to teach them about our own school diversity and wider within the country.
You can view, print or download our What it is to be British document by clicking the link below:
If you would like to discuss any aspect of the curriculum contact the school.
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