At Delph Side we believe in British values which include freedom, tolerance, respect for the rule of law, belief in personal and social responsibility and a respect for British institutions. Our children develop their understanding of British values in a range of ways including:
Religious Education lessons as we believe understanding different religions will foster tolerance and lead our children to be well rounded adults.
SEAL and PSHE lessons that develop an understanding of self and their role within the community and an understanding of the needs of others.
Our Delph Side Values assembly curriculum which enables the school to address current issues and develop our children’s personal and social responsibility.
Awareness of Britain’s history, for example, our recent WW1 theme or last year’s trip to London.
An understanding of democracy, for example involvement in the SHARES Pupil Parliament, School Council, visit from the local MP and trip to the House of Commons, and an assembly on Scottish Independence.
We recently celebrated Queen Elizabeth II becoming our longest serving monarch with a special assembly where we found out facts, had a quiz then re-enacted the coronation listening to Zadock the Priest.
Connor was on the front page of the Observer newspaper showing he has British Values by showing solidarity for the people of Paris who were killed due to terrorism. In our assembly, we took the attacks as our theme and talked about how all the candles and flowers laid in Paris show strength and that when terrible things happen in our world we are stronger together.
Nursery celebrate Diwali
This week in Nursery we celebrated Diwali, the Hindu ‘festival of light’. The children really enjoyed learning about how people from a different culture and religion celebrate. We looked at India on a map, listened to the story of Rama and Sita, made Diva lamps and tasted some Indian food for our snack.
Visit to a mosque and church in Preston
On Wednesday 4th November, Year 5 and 6 visited a mosque and St Stephen's church in Preston. We had a fantastic day finding out about the similarities and differences between the two religions. The day enriched our R.E. Learning for the term as both classes have been studying Islam and moving onto Christianity this half term. We listened to the Iman talking about his faith and how Muslim people worship and celebrate. He demonstrated how Muslim people cleanse themselves before worship and some of us had a go. In the church we had a guided tour and one of the members of the congregation spoke to us about her beliefs as a Christian. It has been fantastic opportunity for our pupils to develop their understanding of ours and their British values.
At Delph Side we are always vigilant in preventing children being exposed to extremist views, especially by visitors to school.
(L.C.C. Prevent Education Group 01772 413 366)