Our PSHE education curriculum helps our children to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage many of the critical opportunities, challenges and responsibilities they will face as they grow up and in adulthood. By teaching our pupils to stay safe and healthy, and by building self-esteem, resilience and empathy, our PSHE programme tackles barriers to learning, raises aspirations, and improves the life chances of all our pupils. The Feuerstein Institute Basic Instruments Programme is the main vehicle used to develop an empathetic and caring attitude amongst our pupils and this work on empathy is developed across the curriculum. We believe the skills and attributes developed through our PSHE education increase academic attainment and attendance rates, as well as improve the soft skills our pupils need to boost their chances of success in later life.
Staying Safe Workshop
Conquer Life is a Community Interest company based in Bootle. They promote a positive lifestyle and empower young people to raise their aspirations and develop the emotional resilience to overcome disadvantage.
They have been commissioned by the Home Office to produce and deliver Stay Safe Workshops free to Bootle Primary Schools for years 5 and 6. These workshops promote children to become more assertive and aware of their environment and helps support their confidence in making better choices.
UKS2 children took part in an hour long workshop. During the workshop the children were prompted to think about staying street safe and how they can support their community to stay safe. They were asked to write pledges to their community on staying safe and these will be housed in an art installation during half term in the strand.
The children in UKS2 took part in the Crucial Crew Event in Formby. Many of the local services were here giving the children advice on keeping safe and their role in the community. These included, The Police, The Fire and Rescue Service, The RNLI, The Transport Police, Merseytravel, Sefton Travel Awareness Team, and the Beach Rangers.
Air Pollution Workshop
Sefton Council’s environmental education officers came into school to teach UKS2 about air pollution. The children found out what causes air pollution, how air pollution is measured and how they can help prevent air pollution. The children made pollution collectors, played games and prepared an assembly to share their knowledge with parents and carers.
As part of Children’s Mental Health Week, we’re taking steps to encourage our children to be Healthy: Inside and Out. The whole school participated in series of relaxation workshops led by Maria Hardman. The children were given lots of practical advice as to how they cab look after their bodies and their minds.
Healthy Eating Week
The children enjoyed learning about the importance of a balanced diet during our 'Healthy Eating Week'. Each class designed and prepared a healthy dish to share with parents at our showcase event. The children were set a home school challenge to design a healthy desert. Mr Crilly tasted over 100 deserts and the winning entry was a refreshing desert made with watermelon!
Y Kids led a series of workshops for KS2 entitled 'Run for your Money.'
The children discovered what it is like to be a manufacturer of trainers and it raised their awareness of the unfair conditions many workers in developing countries have to endure.
Anti Bullying Week
The theme this year was - 'Choose Respect'. The whole school enjoyed an assembly which delivered key messages about the different types of bullying, tolerance, respect and equality. The school council participated in a workshop afterwards and explored the themes in more detail.
World Animal Day
To celebrate World Animal Day, the children enjoyed a visit from Farmer Allday. He brought a variety of animals from his farm and delivered a series of interactive workshops. The children were taught how to care for the animals and the importance of looking after our environment.
The Smile Challenge
The children in Year 6 were given £10 by Mr. Crilly. They were also given the challenge of using the £10 to generate and raise more money and then donate the profit to a local charity. The children chose the charity Four Seasons as they wanted to support a local charity that provided work and education opportunities for adults with additional needs in our local community. The children met with members of the charity and local adults who access the facility. Whilst there, the children decided that they wanted to do something that was eco friendly. The children came up with the idea of designing and making bags for life. The children researched plastic pollution and generated designs based on this. Bags were made and sold within the local community and at the garden centre within Four Seasons. The children made over £257 in profit, donating £170 of this money to Four Seasons. The children also decided to donate the remaining money to our Rose Class to create a sensory garden to create a calming environment that the children in the resource base can access.
British Food Fortnight
At Rimrose Hope CE Primary School, we appreciate the contribution that everybody makes towards our society. During British Food Fortnight, we have thought about the work and sacrifice our farmers make to help us put food on our plates. We came together to celebrate this at our own Farmer’s Market. We were joined by members of the community, our parents, our caterers and our governors.