The DfE have reinforced the need to ‘create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.’
At The Manor School these universal values are taught through PHSE, RE and daily collective worship. We actively promote British values through our broad and balanced curriculum ensuring our planning and delivery includes real opportunities for exploring universal values. We also take opportunities to actively promote British values through whole school events and supporting nationwide events.
Great British Spring Clean
All of the Children and staff at The Manor School took part in the Great British Spring Clean. Children in EYFS and KS1 tidied the school grounds and children in KS2 cleaned Ruskin Avenue and the woody park area.
The ambition of the campaign is to bring people together to clear up the litter that blights our towns, villages, and countryside. The children really enjoyed themselves and asked if they can do it more often!
Democracy in action!
The children have been running their election campaigns to vote in their new School Councillors. The children will then be give the opportunity to visit the schools ballot box to cast their vote. Good luck to everyone hoping to get voted in.
Representatives from The Manor School attended an event at Melksham Town Hall to celebrate Commonwealth Day. The children were met by the Mayor and Town Crier before observing the reading of a message from the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth. The Town Crier then read the Commonwealth Affirmation whilst the flag was raised.