Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Education 

At Bewcastle Primary School, our whole curriculum encompasses aspects of Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Education.

  • SPIRITUAL: Collective worship with Rob, our priest in charge; visiting and performing in Carlisle Cathedral; visiting St Cuthbert’s, Bewcastle; daily whole school story; exploration and wonder in the natural world through forest school, gardening and walking Hadrian’s wall; taking part in WHISkids to support mental health and understanding emotions.
  • MORAL: Outstanding daily behaviour; enthusiastic attitude to learning and readiness to learn; care and consideration for others through fundraising; care and consideration for others within school – e.g. clearing and helping at lunch times; learning about values through the curriculum and collective worship – e.g. respect, concern for others, moral behaviour; learning about the importance of inclusion for all – e.g. wheelchair basketball.
  • SOCIAL: Community lunches – welcoming and caring for visitors; holding a mini ‘General Election’ at school; welcoming our local MP, Rory Stewart; writing to the Prime Minister as part of ‘Send my friend to school; working cooperatively with other schools; swimming in our school pool; sponsored walk to Bewcastle Church to raise money for our pool; understanding the importance of staying safe, including online; taking part in sporting activities.
  • CULTURAL: Taking part in local agricultural shows; welcoming visitors from other countries (Nepal); theatre visits (Keswick, Theatre by the Lake); putting on theatrical productions; entering Wordsworth poetry prize; taking part in outdoor activities – camping, walking, sailing etc.; taking part in sporting activities with other schools; Theatre company visited school (A Christmas carol); U-dance competition.