At Woodhouses Primary School we have a strong emphasis on encouraging our pupils to become courageous advocates, not just locally, but nationally and globally. Our Picture News assemblies have encouraged children to reflect on, and discuss issues such as racism and bullying,
We aim to help children to recognise that there is injustice in the world, and hope to grow a cmmunity who have the courage to:
“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.”
It is important for our children to appreciate their role as part of a community; to take responsibility, to be able to look after themselves & to foster an understanding of their importance, impact and influence in the world.
At some point in life we will all face challenges and need support to help us overcome these barriers. We teach our children that it is important to help others when we can no matter who they are, where they come from or what challenges they may face. We teach this through the teachings of the bible and learning about other courageous advocates. To emphasise the importance of being a courageous advocate our five classes are named after modern day courageous advocates: Lowry, Stephenson, Brierley, Kenney and Turing. Our Christian values and planned opportunities in our curriculum ensure that the children regularly discuss and debate the big issues, to challenge injustice and to engage in activities that can bring about change are always present. Our Family Captains will also choose one charity that is important to them, and their family will work towards supporting that charity, in the Summer Term.
We are closely involved with both Oldham Foodbank and Failsworth Community Fridge, and donated food/toiletries as part of our Harvest Festival. We are also supporting Dr. Kershaw's Hospice. In December, we completed the Reindeer Run, which raised over £800.00 for this amazing local charity. We support Children In Need every year too. Woodhouses school is now developing a wonderful link with Chaddy Mission Kenya, to support children with their learning. Please click on the link to find out more about the brilliant work they do: https://www.chaddymissionkenya.org/
We will be arranging fundraising activities in the Summer.