Values Pupil Conference at Bell Farm School
We at Bell Farm Primary School were pleased to welcome 8 other schools from our values cluster on Monday 26th January 2015 for the annual values conference.
Run in collaboration with students from RES, Heathside and Walton Leigh, the values conference was an opportunity for children from Ashley CofE, Bell Farm Primary, Manby Lodge, Oatlands, St Charles and St James to take part in activities that allowed them to reflect and generate words/ideas and possible lyrics to create a values song.
The values are used throughout the schools in the area across all teaching. Children learn 1 value a month, with 22 values in total. A values based education allows the children to actively engage with values and start to understand their implications for making choices about our attitudes and responses. It encourages reflective and aspirational attributes and attitudes. These can be nurtured to help people discover the very best of themselves, which enables them to be good citizens and prepare them for the life of work.
All the children took part in 3 of 6 fun activities, focused around one of the cores values; Peace, Honesty, Friendship, Cooperation, Understanding and Courage. The activities were lively and engaging and had been previously planned by the senior school students in conjunction with the various teachers.
The list of words that the children compiled is now with Gavin Greenaway, a local song writer, and the senior school students, who will compose the final values song for all of the schools to learn and enjoy.
The event was a great success, and run fantastically by the senior school children.