EQUALITY & DIVERSITY
We are all beautiful because we are made in the image of God. 'God created humankind in his image, in the image of God he created them'. (Genesis 1:27)
At St Richard's CE Primary School we foster positive attitudes and relationships as well as a sense of belonging to ensure that each child has the right of access to a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum irrespective of gender, race, ethnicity, culture, class, religion, ability or disability. We are committed to our responsibility to ensure that our curriculum and wider curriculum reflects the community that we serve to enable each child to feel that they belong and are represented.
Each week in our Rejoice celebration assembly we celebrate the achievements and contributions of inspirational people. We explore how we can learn from them and aspire to be like them. We aim to chose people that both inspire our pupils and reflect the community that we serve.
INSPIRATIONAL WOMEN IN SCIENCE
In our rejoice assemblies, we have had a focus on women in science to inspire our pupils and to mark the International Women and Girls in Science day on February 11th.
We have been creating pieces of art in the style of Ukranian Artists. The artwork was then part of an exhibition alongside other local schools.
WOW DAY! THIS IS US - Black British History
In the UK, October is Black History Month and this celebration aims to promote and celebrate Black contributions to society, to foster an understanding of Black History. We recognise that Black History does not begin and end in October and we are constantly reviewing our curriculum and wider curriculum to ensure the role that black people have made to shape the culturally diverse country we live in is recognised. We want our pupils to feel represented, to feel that they belong and that all communities can be connected.
Nursery and Reception used the book 'Look Up' as a basis for their learning, and came dressed as something that they aspire to be when they are older. Year 1 and 2 celebrated Notting Hill Carnival with plenty of soca dancing, food tasting and costume making - they even went on parade! Key Stage 2 used the book 'Black and British' as a basis and their learning included: learning more about significant black and British role models, completing art in the style of the artist Lubaina Himid, celebrating our differences as well as stepping back in time to the Windrush (reading 'Coming to England') and even further back to the 'Ivory Bangle Lady' from the 4th century. Year 6 created presentations and led our celebration assembly.
WOW DAY! THIS IS US - Chinese New Year
WOW DAY! THIS IS US - Eid al-Fitr
THIS IS OUR COMMUNITY -Lantern Making at the German School
Each year our Year 3 pupils visit the German School in our local community and work together to make lanterns.