'Christian Aid Global Neighbours Award
Our school is part of the Christian Aid Global Neighbours accreditation scheme and
we are currently applying for our Bronze Award. The Bronze Award reflects the work
the children have undertaken to improve their knowledge and understanding of
global issues. The scheme celebrates schools that are helping pupils learn about
global poverty and Christian responsibility to tackle it. We want to give our pupils the
tools and confidence to become global advocates for change in the world and play
their part in making the world a fairer place for all.
Christian Aid’s Global Neighbour’s accreditation scheme is first and foremost about
children; their needs and aspirations, their character and their hopes for the world in
which they will grow up.
Theirs is an increasingly globalised and interconnected world in which everyday lives
and local communities cannot be fully understood without reference to a wider global
picture. It is a world full of wonder, possibilities and opportunity afforded by
technology for some but for others it is marked by division, inequality, injustice and
poverty, conflict and environmental crises. Even the very youngest children in our
school understand that there is injustice, disadvantage and conflict that they are
aware of through the media or occasional direct personal experience. With that
comes a vast array of questions, concerns and emotions.
The good news is that our school can provide a safe space and structure in which to
explore and make sense of the world they are living in and to find their place within it.
We aim to nurture the values, attitudes and understanding and skill of our pupils so
that they may realise their hopes and aspirations for a more just and sustainable
world in which we live well together, at local, national and global levels.
The Global Neighbours scheme supports schools to:
- Develop global citizenship through courageous advocacy and action
- Advance the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of its pupils
- Strengthen its promotion of fundamental British values
- Enhance its religious education (RE)
- Promote critical thinking across the curriculum to help solve global issues
- Strengthen links with the local community