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At St Robert Bellarmine Catholic Primary School we respect difference, value diversity and embrace equality and fairness for all. Our highly positive curriculum and general ethos ensures pupils understand the importance of treating everybody with the same respect. We actively promote an inclusive culture for all staff and students to enable everybody to reach their potential.
A group of Year five children attended an event at Goodison Park organised by show racism the red card. The children learnt about racism and the impact it had on others's lives. We also learnt about the importance of not judging a book by its cover and that this can lead to being prejudiced against others. Here is a report of the day written by a pupil.
Alongside Miss Wignall and Mrs Sutton, the School Council have been discussing Equality and Diversity with the rest of the school. Children from each class thought carefully about what Equality and Diversity means to them, and they made emotive videos and posters which were taken to the Strand Partnership meeting at Crosby Lakeside. Subsequently, the posters and videos were shown in a whole school assembly. We were overwhelmed by the work the children had done; the ideas they came up with showcased their understanding of and commitment to Equality and Diversity. They used phrases such as 'we are all pieces of the same puzzle'; 'equality doesn't mean identical - it means 'equal to' and 'we are all different, but we are all worth the same'.
Year 3 Sign Language
Year 3 have spent 10 weeks learning British Sign Language thanks to Deaf Active. The children have enjoyed this immensely and have been able to develop their understanding of how to be more inclusive and understanding of the needs of others. They put on an assembly for the rest of the school and their parents to showcase their new skills, which will enable them to communicate with individuals who have hearing impairments.