British Values

Our theme for assemblies this month has been the value of Courage. On Friday before celebrating the achievements of our children we spared some time to think of those people affected by the tropical cyclone that has hit Southern Africa and the terrible tradgedy that happened in Christchurch,  New Zealand, just over a week ago.

Because of the age of our children we did not go into any detail but we are aware that some children will have seen or heard about the tradgedy in New Zealand, either on the news, in newspaper or on the radio.

We focussed our thoughts on the five Britsish values:

  • Democracy.
  • The rule of law.
  • Individual liberty.
  • Mutual respect.
  • Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs.

Here at Portishead Primary School we send our love and support to everyone affected by these terrible events.

We call on those people that have been demoratically elected to continue to do all they can to promote our British Values across the world and ensure that our actions as a country reflect them, offering support and aid whenever it is called on or needed.

We value the diversity of our school and the wider world. We understand that all people regardless of gender, ethnicity, religion and who they choose to love have the right to be respected and valued as equals.

As a school we will do all we can to support those less fortunate than ourselves, make sure our own actions reflect our these values and those of the school and appreciate how fortunate we are to live in such a safe place.

Courage at its most simplest can sometimes mean just getting out of bed and facing a new day or finding the little rays of light in the darkness.