British Values

British values are embedded into our wider curriculum at Bewcastle Primary School. We understand them to be: tolerance; respect for the rule of law; democracy and fairness.

These are some of the activities that our children have taken part in 2018, which enable them to further their understanding of British Values:

  • Walking the whole length of Hadrian’s Wall/Cumbrian Way  across the academic year, to develop their understanding of their local environment and to deepen their learning and understanding of British history.
  • Learning about festivals of light for Hindu, Jewish and Christian communities.
  • Collective worship that celebrates teamwork, kindness, respect and success in all its forms.
  • Performing our Christmas songs in the Knowe church Christmas festival.
  • Taking part in forest school learning.
  • Understanding British culture through literature, including learning about Charles Dickens and  Shakespeare.
  • Raising money for charities, including Macmillan, Cumbria air ambulance and the British legion.
  • Taking part in the Carlisle cathedral singing outreach programme – the whole school learned a range of challenging songs and these were performed in the Cathedral in front of a large audience (all children from Reception to Y6).
  • Visiting the Theatre by the Lake for a performance of ‘Beauty and the Beast’.
  • House captain elections and house points for kindness, being a good citizen and academic work.
  • Learning about Chinese New Year.
  • Hosting a number of community lunches – welcoming parents, grandparents, governors, visitors, Church leaders, MPs, county councillors and others to school.
  • Taking part in sporting fixtures and festivals, including those at William Howard School and the Sands Centre in Carlisle.