At St Luke's we want our children to be global citizens, to be aware of their place not only in their school and local community but in the wider world too. We want our children to be courageous advocates; to be able to express their hopes and dreams for a more sustainable and peaceful world and know how they can make a difference.
This year the school has begun participating in the Global Neighbours initiative run by Christian Aid. As well as the recognition attached to gaining accreditation status, the scheme will also help schools fulfill the Church of England’s vision of education that is deeply Christian and serving the common good. It will also help children claim their voice as global citizens.
At St Luke's we believe, learning about global issues:
• broadens the horizons of the mind
• provides real-life contexts for learning and opportunities for pupils to explore topical issues
• cultivates the essential skills and values (from empathy to self-awareness and respect for all people) that prepare pupils for living well with their fellow human beings
• contributes to improved outcomes across the curriculum and in pupils’ personal development, through enhanced skills in critical and creative thinking, reasoning and communication.
Because of you generoud donations at the nativity and Christmas services, we have been able to sponsor a child in Rwanda to go to school for two years. Her name is Nzayituriki. We have a photo of Nzayituriki up in school on our School Council noticeboard and our pupils love to received letters from her as we have lots she teaches us. We reply to these letters too!