Character Development, Hope and Aspirations
‘I can do all things through God who strengthens me’ Philippians 4:13
At St Michael’s Church School, we aim to give children aspirations for themselves and hope for a better future in the local and the global community. We support our children to recognise the world is moving and how to embrace and action change when needed. We support our children to develop perseverance and resilience (two of our school values) to overcome barriers to their learning, life styles and choices. We help our children to be courageous and ask big questions, developing an understanding that not all questions can be answered, whilst supporting them to continue to ask more.
At St Michael’s, we believe it is important to support the community and participate in charitable activities to promote our school values of friendship, compassion, faith and responsibility. Over the last year, we have raised £693 for Children in Need, £264 for Age UK and £83 for MacMillan Cancer Care.
At St Michael’s, we aspire for the children to be the best they can be by making positive changes and choices about the way we live. As an example, during science week we focused our whole school project on Saving Planet Earth. We examined how the world has become damaged and what we need to do to make changes. We looked at our school, developing an Eco Council to develop changes in our school, from the amount of electricity we use to, reducing the amount of plastic at lunchtimes.
At St Michael’s, we have learnt about the poverty and struggles of the people in our community and town. During the last year, we have donated to Peterborough Food Bank to provide food and basics to those in our community who cannot afford to eat. The children were surprised to learn how many people use the service. Since then, as a school, we have become a distributor of Food Bank vouchers for those parents and children who need to use the service.
Bishop Stephen's Lent Challenge 2021, focussed on 'Hope for the Future'. As a school, we 'hope' all of our Church School family will return and continue to stay in school. We want to live and learn together to 'be the best we can be' in order to 'work with all out heart, as though working for the Lord' (Colossians 3:23). Here is our video entry of the children who have learnt BSL signing, a dance and sung together as a choir to a song called 'Hope' by AllStars. Please enjoy and embrace the wonderfully beautiful, uniquely made and incredibly talented children of St Michael's Church School.