“Love your neighbour as yourself” Mark 12: 29-31
We are courageous advocates for the common good, locally, nationally and globally. We recognise that life is full of ups and downs and that at times all people will face challenges that they need help and support in overcoming. We believe that people are worth spending time with, that people need time to grow and need loving attention. The Christian Gospel says that every person has a unique task to do, with God, and for God, whether they know it or not. We hold and courageously advocate the conviction that there is something mysterious, and potentially wonderful, in everybody.
We support a range of charities in our local area, nationally and globally. The School Council and Eco Council work with staff, governors, parents, pupils and Youlgrave All Saints' to identify worthy causes to support.
Our Christian values ensure that opportunities to discuss the big issues, to challenge injustice and to engage in activities that can bring about change are always present. We aim to widen children’s horizons and help them to see the positive impact they themselves can have on others worldwide.
In recent years we have carried out a range of different fund raising to support many good causes, some of which include:
- Bishop Libby's appeal;
- Samaritan’s Purse;
- Sports Relief;
- Save the Children;
- Comic Relief;
- Children in Need;
- The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.
Our children have opportunities to reflect and learn about the meaning of belonging to a local and global community and the sense of responsibility that comes with belonging. Thereby developing their ability to empathise and make a small sacrifice to benefit others. Together we consider the beauty and fragility of our environment, the actions we take, and the impact these actions may have on the well-being of everyone. Our school community and curriculum actively embraces a responsibility for the world in which we live. We are diligent to show our connection with, and care for, the world in which we all live and care for the people who live in it:
- Links with Local Care Home and local residents (reading; Christmas carols; learning about life in the past…);
- Strong PTFA with community events such as Christmas and Summer Fayres, discos;
- Sleepover to raise money for Bishop Libby's appeal
- Links with local pre-school;