Our vision at Tutshill Church of England Primary School is ‘Love One Another, Know Ourselves and Believe and Grow’ and our ethos states that we strive to achieve the highest level of academic, social and spiritual development in a safe, caring and inclusive environment. We encourage respect and tolerance for each other, supported by our Christian values. To achieve this we feel that Global Awareness is an essential part of our children’s education if we are to equip them for life in Modern Britain. We teach the children that what happens in the rest of the world has an impact on them, but also, what they do has an impact on the rest of the world.
This year we have introduced the role of Global Ambassadors to our School Council. Our Global Ambassadors promote Global Learning/Citizenship within the school. They meet each half term to decide and discuss current initiatives.
Global Awareness throughout the Curriculum
Throughout the curriculum, we explore a wide and diverse range of artists, musicians, sculptors and scientists in order to broaden the children’s understanding of the world beyond their own experiences. In Geography, children are able to carefully consider contrasting places across the world, where everyday life experiences are very different to their own.
In PSHE and Religious Education, we take time to explore the beliefs, faith and traditions through multi-faith studies. We value difference and take time to make links between other religions and Christianity.
Global Awareness in Class Worship
We ensure through our ‘Meet our Friends’ initiative, ‘Newsround’ class worship and Picture News resource, that our children have the opportunity to pray for people and reflect on events across the world within their daily worship.
Global Awareness and Black History
We have ensured that we celebrate our diverse culture and the contribution of the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities not only during Black History Month but also through the year with our ‘People who Changed the World’ initiative.