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St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School

Learning about the Wider world and becoming Global Citizens

 
 
 

               

                   

Through our learning about the wider world, we value and celebrate the rich diversity of the world God has created, including our own vibrant, multicultural, pluriingual school community and hometown. We take inspiration from the words and deeds of Pope Francis in recognising our responsibilities to our fellow man regardless of creed, colour, nationality or language.

We take every opportunity to encourage pupils to share and take pride in their own cultural heritage whilst developing their intercultural understanding with enquiring, open minds, tolerance and respect, exemplifying the Gospel Values. Through prayer, we seek guidance in this work from our Patron Saints: St Joseph, a refugee in Egypt and St. Alban, Patron Saint of Refugees. 

     Our International Curriculum

Since first gaining the International School Award in September 2017, we have worked hard to maintain the high quality of international learning in our school, and so we are pleased to report that our Action plan for reaccreditation was approved in January 2021. We always welcome input, suggestions and feedback from parents & carers to improve the curriculum we deliver and below is a list of some of the activities planned across the school.

  • Show Racism the Red Card
  • Fairtrade fortnight
  • Refugee Week
  • Contact with partner Schools overseas
  • Black history Month
  • Climate Change Challenge
  • Learning about other faiths
  • CAFOD and Missions overseas
  • Multicultural celebrations

In addition to these are; Creative Curriculum topics (specific to each year group) music and, in KS2 French.

 “..May our hearts be open to all the peoples and nations of the earth…"                          Pope Francis I –A Prayer to the Creator 3 October 2020