British Values Day

24th April 2018
Children at Hanbury First School enjoyed exploring British Values on Monday 23rd April.
A variety of activities were organised to help everyone understand more about Great Britain and what British Values are.
Children learned about:  The rule of law, democracy, individual liberty and mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith.
A visit from the RNLI helped Reception understand and respect the roles of people who help us, whilst Year 1 thought about how we know that everyone is special.  Year 2 discovered more about the geography of Great Britain, whilst Year 3 and 4 also created some lovely union flag-themed artwork.
Everyone also put democracy into practice by having debates and votes on a whole host of important matters!  Year 1 voted for the story at the end of the day, Year 2 decided whether children should be able to eat whatever they want, whilst Year 4 discussed whether uniform should be compulsory.
We all agreed that everyone has the right to be heard and to have a free vote.  Year 4 in particular had researched their arguments thoroughly - Mrs Ball was particularly impressed with how they put forward a variety of well-reasoned ideas.