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Values Council

Two years ago we introduced a Values Council. Each year the children vote in representatives from their classes and these children then work closely with Mrs Williams to introduce and develop our understanding of the Catholic School Values, brought in by the Diocese. These values go hand in hand with the British Values brought in by the Government.

Values Council
Meet the Values Committee 2019 - 2020
Harvest Festival 2019
The children were very busy selling raffle tickets and preparing the church for our harvest celebrations. The parish joined us in the school hall after mass where we share coffee and cakes. Everyone wanted to win the giant pumpkins from the eco garden.
Advent Retreat Day
During Advent the Values’ Council led a very reflective retreat morning to help us to prepare our hearts for the coming of Christ.
The day began with an assembly prepared by the pupils and led by them.
We then split into four groups across the different age groups. The Values’ Council led a wide range of activities: meditation, drama, art and a scripture based workshop.
The pupils enjoyed the morning and gained a lot from it. They particularly enjoyed being taught by their peers instead of staff.
Lent 2020

Each Friday during Lent we planned an activity to raise money for our Lenten charities: CAFOD and Fr Hudson’s Society.

We had a non-uniform day where we dressed in football kits or as creatures of the Amazon. (CAFOD were asking us to fundraise to save the Amazon.)

The Values’ Council organized a raffle and sold tickets.

On the third Friday they led an hour of board games in each class.

We had planned to do further activities but school had to close unexpectedly.

Pupils are hoping that we will all continue to fill our Fr Hudson boxes at home and return them to school as soon as we are open again.

Meet the Values Committee 2018-2019

This term we are working on being ‘honest’ and ‘truthful’ and ‘learned’ and ‘wise’.

Values Council

19th September 2017

This week Y6 Value’s Councillors led their first prayer service for Year 1. We did it at lunchtime. The theme of our service was about coping with worries.

We reminded them about God being with them and if they were troubled he would be there to help them.

Here is some work that children did on being ‘attentive’ and ‘discerning’.

Last year our Values Council decided that they would like to plan and run a whole school Lenten Retreat Day. They enlisted the help of the other pupils in Class 6, who were all very keen to be involved. In groups of five they planned six activity sessions: three for Key Stage 1 and three for Key Stage 2, based around the events of Holy Week.

The day began with an assembly, planned and led by some of the older Values Councillors, where they took the rest of the school on a brief trip through the events of Holy Week, and finished with the Walk With Me Lenten prayer. The rest of the school we then sent off in their groups to rotate around the different activities, which involved role play, drama, meditative reflections, prayer, song, art and the use of IT. The children said that they enjoyed the day very much and that it was easier to understand when the older children taught!

Here are a few photos that were taken on the day: