Although there are many Christian Values we have chosen four which we have placed a strong emphasis on to help create and sustain the Christian ethos of our school. These values are Respect, Truth, Compassion and Friendship. The pupils learn to link these values to the parables of Jesus.
Our pupils were asked to compose a new School Prayer that included these values. The chosen prayer was written by Oscar Hansell Crane.
Respect should be earned as well as shown,
Friendships can be broken as well as grown,
The truth, it is said, can set you free,
Compassion means that you can think of me.
“In the same way, you should be a light for other people. Live so that they will see the good things you do and will praise your Father in heaven.
Our Year 6 children receive Buddy training. This training is based on our Christian values of friendship, respect, truth and compassion.
They are trained on how to deal with problems during unstructured playtimes -Am I following our values – Am I respecting people, being truthful, acting compassionately and being a good friend?
They will be responsible for:
- Looking after the new entrants in Snowdrop Class
- Ensuring that the Christian values of the school are embedded in the way children interact with others from their class as well as different year groups and thus making playtime a safe, secure and happy part of the school day.
- They will praise individual children who demonstrate our Christian values during playtime. The child’s name will be written in the “Buddy Book” with the Christian value they have demonstrated. During Celebration assembly at the end of the week Christian value stickers will be handed out.
- At the end of each term the buddies will hand out the 4 Christian trophies to the individual children that have applied the values consistently over the term.