Courageous Advocacy

At Easington CE Primary School our Christian Vision states:

“May we give them the roots to grow and the wings to fly.”

These words inspire the whole school community to engage in social action and to be courageous advocates for change in the local, national and global community.

Courageous advocacy in an important term that is embedded within our church school ethos and school values: Hope, Forgiveness, Friendship, Thankfulness and Trust.   Our School regularly plan fundraising events to support national and international causes.  In recent years, we have carried out a range of different fundraising events to support many good causes including:

  • Sports Relief 
  • Children in Need
  • Macmillan
  • The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal
  • Comic Relief 
  • Ukraine
  • Anti-Bullying Week
  • World Diabetes Day
  • Harvest Food Banks
  • The Children’s Society

We are committed to giving all pupils equal opportunities and discrimination is not tolerated. Our aims, values, vison and curriculum encourage greater involvement in environmental issues and an understanding of complex interdependencies in the global community.

To have a secure understanding of what courageous advocacy is, each year group explores a person across the globe, both past and present, that have faced injustice and overcome barriers to help others, instigate change and make a difference through their actions. They are all good examples of courageous advocates.

Each year our pupils learn about the work of their special courageous advocate and create a class display telling others in the school community about what they have learnt, their reflections on what injustice some of these courageous advocates have faced and how they changed the world for the better. They also organise fundraising events and raise money for charities linked to their Courageous Advocate.

OUR CHOSEN COURAGEOUS ADVOCATES
RECEPTIONJESUS (all)
YEAR 1GRETA THUNBERG (Environment and the world)
YEAR 2MALALA YOUSFZAI (Equality)
YEAR 3MARTIN LUTHER KING (Race)
YEAR 4OSCAR SCHINDLER (Religion)
YEAR 5JANE GOODALL (Animals)
YEAR 6ALAN TURING (Sexuality)