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SMSC - SOCIAL, MORAL, SPIRITUAL & CULTURAL

At Brookvale Primary School, we recognise that the personal development of pupils, spiritually, morally, socially and culturally plays a significant part in their ability to learn and achieve. We therefore aim to provide an education that provides children with opportunities to explore and develop their own values and beliefs, spiritual awareness, high standards of personal behaviour, a positive caring attitude towards other people, an understanding of their social and cultural traditions and an appreciation of the diversity and richness of other cultures. This is embedded throughout all aspects of school life. We encourage mutual respect and tolerance for all faiths and beliefs and explore differences, equality and belonging, across the curriculum.


This includes British Values of:
Democracy
The rule of law
Individual liberty (including freedom of speech)
Mutual respect
Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs


The Spiritual child – We support spiritual development through exploring beliefs and giving children a wide range of experiences. We encourage respect of different faiths, feelings and values. The children learn about themselves, others and the surrounding world and we ensure children can develop their imaginations, creativity and the ability to reflect.


The Moral child – We support moral development by recognising right and wrong, respecting the law and understand consequences. Children will be given opportunities to investigate moral and ethical issues and offer reasoned views and have an appreciation of British Values. They will develop the knowledge, skills and understanding, qualities and attitudes they need in order to make responsible moral decisions and demonstrate this through being respectful and honest citizens.


The Social child – We support social development of children by nurturing a sense of belonging and by encouraging willingness to participate. We prepare children to contribute to society and culture throughout their lives and enable them to participate actively and positively in the life of the school. Children will develop the knowledge, skills, understanding, qualities and attitudes they need to become active citizens within the school community and beyond.

The Cultural child – We support cultural development by nurturing an appreciation of the wide range of cultural influences and appreciate the range of different cultures within school and further afield as an essential element for their preparation for life in modern Britain. They will participate and respond positively to artistic, sporting and cultural opportunities and develop a lifelong interest in exploring, improving understanding of and showing respect for different faiths and cultural diversity. 

 

 

Examples of events, activities and expeRienCes that promote SMSC

Remembrance Sunday

On Sunday 14th November, Mr Worrall kindly took some of our children's poppys, poems and messages for Remembrance day to the War Memorial in Runcorn. Thanks to Mr Worrall and the children for making this possible.

HALTON HAVEN HOSPICE CHARITY

The children raised £304 for Halton Haven through supporting their Easter Appeal. Well done and a big thank you to all our children and families who contributed.

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Christmas Card Design Winner!

Mike Amesbury, the Member of Parliament for Weaver Vale, came to present first prize to Lydia Lewis for her fabulous Christmas Card design. Mr Amesbury, earlier in the term held a competition for all schools in his constituency to design a Christmas card that he would send as his official card this year. Lots of children from our school and others in the area entered so WELL DONE Lydia for coming first overall! What an achievement! Here is a photo of Lydia being presented her well deserved prize and an official copy of her card design.

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Outdoor Education and Team-Work

Y5 children have worked closely with Active Hope, an outddor education company over two days during their sleepover residential in school.

The children have developed valuable life skills in team-work, honesty, trust and problem solving. They also tried new experiences such as archery and outdoor cookery

Public Art Exhibition

We put great value in culture and the important role it plays in our lives. Children have produced artwork for a public exhibition as part of the Primary Arts Network in Halton.