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Courageous Advocacy

What is a courageous advocate?

A courageous advocate is someone who champions a cause which is special and meaningful to them.

At Ormskirk Church of England Primary School we have a strong emphasis on encouraging our pupils to become courageous advocates, not just locally, but nationally and globally.

At some point in life we will all face challenges and need support to help us overcome these barriers. We teach our children that it is important to help others when we can no matter who they are, where they come from or what challenges they may face. We teach this through the teachings of the bible and learning about other courageous advocates. Our Christian values and carefully planned opportunities in our curriculum ensure that the children regularly discuss and debate the big issues, to challenge injustice and to engage in activities that can bring about change are always present.

“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.”

Proverbs 31:8-9 

It is important for our children to appreciate their role as part of a community; to take responsibility, to be able to look after themselves & to foster an understanding of their importance, impact and influence in the world. As part of this we will soon begin to work towards a Global Neighbours accreditation.

We support a range of charities in our local area, nationally and globally. The children's committees such as the Shine Out! committees work with staff, governors, parents, pupils and St. Peter and St Paul's Parish Church to identify worthy causes to support.

In recent years we have carried out a range of different fund raising to support many good causes, some of which include:

  • Sports Relief;
  • Comic Relief;
  • • Children in Need;
  • The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.

We are dilient to show our connection with, and care for, the world in which we all live and care for the people who live in it:

  • Links with the local care home (Christmas carols)
  • Charities of significance to our children;
  • Strong PTA with community events such as Summer Fayres, discos and film nights;
  • School advertises and supports local events;