Last year we introduced a Values Council. They were voted for by the children in their classes and are working closely with Mrs Williams to introduce and develop our understanding of a new set of Catholic School Values, brought in by the Diocese. These values go hand in hand with the British Values brought in by the Government.
They are exploring two values each half term by leading assemblies and changing the focus of the entrance hall display to match the values of that half term.
Here is our Values Committee:
This term we are being ‘curious’ and ‘active’.
Here is some work that children did on being ‘attentive’ and ‘discerning’.
Before Easter our Values Council decided that they would like to plan and run a whole school Lenten Retreat Day. They enlisted the help of the other pupils in Class 6, who were all very keen to be involved. In groups of five they planned six activity sessions: three for Key Stage 1 and three for Key Stage 2, based around the events of Holy Week.
The day began with an assembly, planned and led by some of the older Values Councillors, where they took the rest of the school on a brief trip through the events of Holy Week, and finished with the Walk With Me Lenten prayer. The rest of the school we then sent off in their groups to rotate around the different activities, which involved role play, drama, meditative reflections, prayer, song, art and the use of IT. The children said that they enjoyed the day very much and that it was easier to understand when the older children taught!
Here are a few photos that were taken on the day: