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Empowerment Day

On Friday 9th March, pupils and staff took part in the school’s annual Empowerment Day. Now in its second year, the day is designed to promote a culture of inclusion celebrating the uniqueness of every child, ensuring that all children understand diversity recognising the need to respect one another regardless of ability, gender, age, race or creed.

Our first Empowerment Day last year was a perfect opportunity for the children to explore diversity, celebrate their differences and make new friendships whilst developing their physical and artistic skills. This year children in Chapter One incorporated these themes into their activities in class, whilst children in Chapter 2 and 3 were split into mixed age groups spending an enriching day of creativity, problem solving, and working together as a team. The day had a focus on Personal, Social and Emotional learning, incorporating sessions on anti-bullying and internet safety workshops led by ‘bCyberwise’ which are intended to empower all our children to take responsibility and understand how to keep themselves safe.

The children had fun learning about new people and making friends and in doing so discovered so many new things about themselves. They found they could skip, juggle, paint, build, create, sing, dance, and hula hoop. They discovered multitude of unique talents and learnt that they share so many skills, but that they are also very unique and different children with many differences. The children left school with a strong sense of feeling empowered.

Here’s what some of the children had to say:

“I really enjoyed the Superheroes – I know I’m good at drawing” Ella, 3S
“I thought it was great fun dancing to that great song” Archie, 4H
“It is really important that we get a chance to try different things to help us to get better.” Freya, 4A
“We worked together and some people could do it really well.” Ewan, 3S
“We learned some new things today and I’m going to practise them all at home.” Maddie, 6S