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Highnam Awarded Global Neighbours Award

23 May 2018 (by admin)

An update from the Christian Aid Award Scheme

Pupils and staff at Highnam Academy have been presented with a Bronze Award from Christian Aid’s Global Neighbours scheme in recognition of their role in tackling poverty overseas. The accreditation scheme celebrates schools that are helping pupils learn about global poverty and the Christian responsibility to tackle it, as well as giving them the tools to play a confident part in creating a fairer world. Miss Coldrick said: “We are thrilled to be recognised for the work we have carried out as a whole school community to raise awareness of the extreme inequalities across our globe and perhaps more importantly, the steps we can take to address these. “We took part in Christian Aid’s scheme because it gives us a practical way of living out our school values. We encourage our pupils to be caring and compassionate community-focussed citizens. “Our world is increasingly connected and our hope is for our children to grow as responsible global citizens who care about issues such as the environment and access to healthcare. The children have especially enjoyed supporting Miss Read who is currently working for a charity in Mozambique!” Caroline Weir, Education Coordinator at Christian Aid, said: “The Global Neighbours Scheme was launched in partnership with the Church of England’s Education Office with a vision of helping young people understand more about the inequalities in this world and helping them to become courageous advocates for those who have no voice. It’s wonderful to see how staff and pupils at Highnam C of E Primary Academy have taken this to heart and are seeking to tackle injustice.