Menston Primary School

Making our World a Better Place

British Values Week

We had a great first week back at school learning all about British Values.  On Monday we had visitors from Mary’s meals who spoke to us about helping others less fortunate than us.  They told us that clothing and shoes we have grown out of would be ideal for children in Africa.  They also asked us to bring in stationery and old rucksacks so the children in Africa could have their own things for school.  So far we have filled lots of the boxes that the ladies left for donations.  Menston Primary really are kind hearted and generous children!

Key Stage One have had some fantastic governors visit us.  Mr Finlay told us about his role as a governor – he has been at Menston Primary for 30 years!!  He also showed us his MBE and talked about receiving it from Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace.

Mrs Wells also discussed her role as a governor and then explained how the houses of parliament works in a really fun and exciting way.  We discussed a possible new law that we’d like and we had to debate it before we voted!  We had such a fantastic morning with Mrs Wells and she helped us all to learn about how the government works.

Throughout the week all the children have learnt about British values in their classes and there have been some fantastic debates about democracy and respect within school and society.

On Friday all Key Stage One came to school dressed in red, white and blue and the whole school enjoyed a delicious themed lunch of fish, chips and mushy peas!  In the afternoon we had a go at a British Values quiz and then enjoyed an English tea picnic outside!

Children across school have been fantastic with their ideas about British values and during our second week back, Year five had a morning looking at how laws are made with Mrs Wells.

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