St Andrew's C of E (VA) Primary


Living our Values - Helping the Homeless with North Herts Sanctuary

Following on from some pupil voice activities generated from our Enquiry Box in the classroom, the children wished to explore the practical things they could do to help people in need - like the homeless people they often see in Hitchin town centre.

Connor Billups from North Herts Sanctuary came to visit to talk to the children about his work with the homeless people in the community.  The children learned about his daily schedule including visiting other homeless charities in the region, and they explored how they can recognise a poor person, what responses would show respect and value for that person and what they can do to support the North Herts Sanctuary.  We also had a very good question about refugees and what we at St Andrews can do to support them.   Back in class, the children explored making 'Values Dice' by writing on each face a practical way in which Christians show their love for God and the wider world.   Going forward, some of the children's ideas will be shared with Pupil Parliament and Mrs Murray and explored with the rest of the school.

I was very impressed with the mature and responsible attitudes to learning and sensitive questioning the children employed in this learning.  Well done Year One!