Highham on the Hill receives Global Neighbours Award
Highham on the Hill Church of England Primary School has received a prestigious Bronze Award from the Global Neighbours scheme, run by Christian Aid.
The children at Higham on the Hill have been working hard over the past year to become global citizens and to love their global neighbours. The prestigious award recognises the efforts that the school has gone through to teach pupils about Christian global responsibility to make the world a fairer place.
Rebecca Dolby-Molson, Executive Headteacher at the school said: "I am immensely proud of the work High on the Hill has done to achieve this award. Our mission statement is to always be challenging the minds of our pupils and helping them to grow their faith, I believe becoming a Global citizen is an important part of that.
"Throughout a child's time at Higham on the Hill we will constantly be developing their understanding of global issues and how they we can work together to make a positive change."
To earn this award, Higham on the Hill had to demonstrate how they are promoting the development of global citizenship to their pupils in five areas: teaching and learning; school leadership; collective worship and development; pupil participation in active global citizenship; and community engagement.
Pupils at the school take part in a large range of activities outside of the classroom to help them become global citizens. This includes the annual Harvest Festival held by the school to raise donations for local food banks. The children also regularly take part in activities that are aimed at helping the environment and are learning all about how important it is to protect our eco system.
Russell Andrews, Interim CEO: "I want to send a huge congratulations to the pupils and teachers at Higham on the Hill Primary School. This is a fantastic achievement for the school and really highlights how much pupils within our trust care deeply about important issues."