At Eureka Primary School we value the diverse ethnic backgrounds of all pupils and families. We undertake a variety of events and lessons to celebrate these. We have found this approach to be enriching for all parties as it teaches tolerance and respect for the differences in our community and the wider world. Underpinning this is a range of curriculum topics which have strong links to British History.
In their time here, pupils will learn about Britain’s role in World War 2 and in World War 1. November 11th is always marked by the whole school. Pupils will learn about Victorian Britain, a time of great advancement for this country and the Empire (as it was then).
Pupils will also be taught to share values such as tolerance and respect for others, regardless of creed, colour or background. They will be taught to be curious about their world and to appreciate our hard won freedoms and to observe and question unfairness wherever they meet it. They will also celebrate our nation’s historical strengths in these areas.
Other occasions which bring the nation together are also marked by appropriate events, such as special assemblies introducing national and local news items (e.g. about Royal babies or Sporting achievements).
On a more general level, the school undertakes daily assemblies which uphold traditional values of empathy, respect and tolerance. These are also taught within PSHE and RE lessons and on an informal nature throughout the school day.
In their words and deeds, our pupils, staff and Governors strive to promote the values which set a standard for all to live by in Britain.
In accordance with The Department for Education we aim to actively promote British values in schools to ensure young people leave school prepared for life in modern Britain. Pupils are encouraged to regard people of all faiths, races and cultures with respect and tolerance and understand that while different people may hold different views about what is ‘right’ and ‘wrong’, all people living in England are subject to its law.
The Key Values are:
· rule of law
· individual liberty
· mutual respect
· tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs