“Speak up for people who cannot speak for themselves. Protect the rights of all who are helpless” Proverbs 31:8
At St Richard's CE First School, we are courageous advocates for the common good, locally, nationally and globally. The Christian Gospel says that every person has a unique task to do, with God, and for God, whether they know it or not.
Within the community our school stands up for what it believes in. Our Christian Values of Friendship, Respect and British Values (Rule of Law, Tolerance, Democracy, Mutual Respect and Individual Liberty) ensure that opportunities to discuss current world issues, to challenge injustice and to engage in activities that can bring about change are always present. Such as:
We aim to inspire courageous advocacy and instil our Christian Values in the whole St Richard's community. To ensure that we and our community give, inspire and flourish together, we have been and are supportive of a range of charities in our local area, nationally and globally. Some of these include:
Our children have a good understanding of the meaning of belonging to a local and global community and the sense of responsibility that comes with belonging; therefore developing their ability to empathise and make a small sacrifice to benefit others. Our school community and curriculum embraces a responsibility for the world in which we live.
Malawi Enterprise Week
Children made and created items to sell within our school community. The money raised was sent to our partner school in Kafutwe Malawi to help them buy a new roof for the school.
Malawi School partnership
Our ongoing school partnership enables children to send work to our partner school and receive a package back. We regularly hold fundraising events to support our link school and support workers from the charity visit school to lead partnership collective worships.
Ukranian Refugee Support
Our Year 5 House Captains had the brilliant idea of holding a non school uniform day. Children were encouraged to bring in an item of food which was sent to Poland to help the Ukranian Refugees.
Children are encouraged to help school leaders decide on charities to raise money for. They are given a 'voice' to share their suggestions.