At Townlands C of E Primary Academy we have a strong emphasis on encouraging our pupils to become courageous advocates, not just locally, but nationally and globally.
We educate our pupils to understand that it is important to help others when we can, irrespective of who people are or where they come from. We teach this through the teachings of the bible and learning about other courageous advocates for example modern day courageous advocates – Sir David Attenborough, Malala Yousafzai, Princess Diana, Marcus Rashford. Through our Christian vision and values and through carefully planned opportunities within our curriculum, we ensure that the children have opportunities to discuss significant issues, to challenge injustice and to engage in activities that can bring about change.
“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.”
We believe that it is important for our children to appreciate their role as part of a local, national and global community; to take responsibility and understand their impact and influence in the world. As part of this we are working towards our Global Neighbours accreditation through Christian Aid.
We support a range of charities locally, nationally and globally. In recent years we have carried out a range of different fund raising activities to support many good causes.
Our school community and curriculum actively embraces a responsibility for the world in which we live and together we consider the wonder and fragility of our environment, the actions we take, and the impact these actions may have on the well-being of everyone.
Developing links with schools locally, nationally and internationally (to learn about the similarities, differences and how we can help support/develop each other through these).
Examples of courageous advocacy by members of our school can be found on a display in school. Below are a few examples of what our school community have been up to.