Courageous Voices and Global Citizenship
At Holy Trinity C of E Primary School our Christian vision gives opportunities in our curriculum for children to regularly discuss and debate the big issues. It is important for our children to appreciate their role as part of a community and to understand how their one voice can contribute towards change and influence in the world. Global citizenship is woven into the daily life of the school through School Council debate and actions, Worship Committee, international links with other schools and through enrichment projects.
One notable example was a sculpture project in July 2023 focused on a different article from the United Nations Conventions on the Rights of the Child. (This links to the school’s participation in the UNICEF’s Rights Respecting Schools Programme.)
Each class discussed global issues that meant something to theme, from A.I to deforestation. Children focused on how the world can take action in making a better world for all children now and in the future. This led to letters to organisations, members of parliament and charities near and far. Some of the classes also embarked on fundraising events to raise money for good causes such as Money for Madagascar and First Steps 2 School - Peru.
The community at Holy Trinity celebrates kindness and inclusivity, thereby inviting all children to be aspirational in what they want for their world, themselves and others in the future.
We have carried out a range of different fundraising events to support many good causes, some of which include:
- Halstead Food Bank
- Sports Relief
- Comic Relief
- Children in Need
- Earthquake Appeal
- RSPCA Danaher Animal Home
- The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal
Our children have an excellent grasp on the meaning of belonging to a local and global community and the sense of responsibility that comes with belonging. Thereby developing their ability to empathise and make a small sacrifice to benefit others.
The importance the school places on dignity and respect for all individuals helps our whole community to have a flourishing environment.
'Rights of the Child'
Each class created sculptures related to a United Nations 'Rights of the Child' directive, and these have been displayed in St. Andrew's Church in Halstead.