At William Ransom Primary School we introduced the Values system three years ago with great success. We have recently reviewed the values we have chosen and have adapted our scheme. We now focus on one value per half term (as opposed to one value every month) so we can give the children plenty of opportunities to learn about and understand each of our core values. This will also provide the children with more time to earn a leaf for demonstrating a value.
The values we are covering for the 2018-2019 year are:
- Courtesy – Autumn 1
- Cooperation – Autumn 2
- Perseverance – Spring 1
- Honesty – Spring 2
- Courage – Summer 1
- Responsibility – Summer 2
World Values Day is celebrated on Thursday 18th October. The school will be taking part in these celebrations so please look out for photos on the website.
The following extract is taken from the World Values Day website and serves as a good reminder of the importance of teaching these values both in school and at home.
We can all sometimes forget our values or just ignore them – often when we need them most. Then we find ourselves somewhere we really don’t want to be. This is just as true for communities as it is for individuals.
But there is a wider impact when individuals and communities forget their values. If those values are not lived to the full in our lives, at home, at school and in the community, then our society won’t live those values either. If our own society doesn’t reflect our values, then the wider world will certainly not reflect them either. It won’t be a world we want to live in, where we can be fulfilled and happy.
So if we want to change the world for the better, then we have to change the behaviours that currently make our world go round. And the only way to do that is for all of us to live our values to the full every day in everything we do.