01536 710175

Mrs Jo Sail

Main Street, Loddington
Kettering, NN14 1LA

We are Courageous Advocates

Courageous Advocacy
 links to our Church school ethos of enabling pupils to make ethical choices and to be agents of change.  This includes:

  • The act of speaking out against an issue of injustice, often on behalf of those whose voice is not heard. 

  • Speaking out, at whatever level this takes place, requires an element of courage. 

  • Becoming courageous advocates of change, therefore, must involve being informed about an issue and it must move beyond simply knowing, to saying and doing. 

  • Courageous advocacy is a long-term legacy, an endowment to future generations; it is about releasing the possibility of the pupils in our school to serve the common good. 

2023 - 2024     

In Reception and Year 1 

-          During our transport unit in the Spring term, we willspeak to the children about ways in which we can help to have less traffic on the roads. Possible ideas - Who can walk to school? Could parents park further away? Walking bus?

-          During our animal unit, we will research RSPCA / local animal charities.

-          In Summer 2 when the children explore our ‘Under the sea’ topic, we will  think about ways to help protect the oceans. Could we write letters? Promote litter picking / Look into Tetrapak for recycling ideas for the children.

In Year 2

  • Citizenship PSHE focus – explore ways that we can make our school environment better. Conduct democratic votes and discuss importance of school council
  • When exploring The World in Geography – discuss plastic in oceans and the threats that our world has now. Children can make posters to raise awareness for this.
  • Some children from school council working to organise activities for children in need day.
  • Safer Internet Day – Raising awareness for the need to be safe on the internet. Gathering children’s ideas and opinions from Computing club to support planning for this day.

In Year 3 and 4

  • In Summer 2, work with the Canal and Rivers Trust to design and deliver a fundraising activity to support the preservation of waterways across England and Wales.

In Year 5 and 6

  • Work with children to design a fundraiser relating to Dr Barnardo’s when we have finished reading Street Child.
  • Work with Year 5&6 and discuss ways we could help/raise money to support what is happening in Israel/the Gaza Strip/Palestine.
  • Moving into Spring 1 – look at deforestation – would could be done? A whole school campaign? Relating to palm oil or endangered species of animals?