At St Bartholomew’s C of E Primary School, we are committed to living out our Christian vision, ‘Roots to Grow and Wings to Fly’. Our vison and values are central to our school life and are embedded in all that we do. Curriculum and character development go hand in hand to help children ‘live life in all its fullness’ (John 10:10). This page shares some examples.
As a school, we believe that charity and partnership is an active way our children can really participate and understand being in service to others whilst developing our values of HOPE, ASPIRATION, TRUST, RESPECT, COMPASSION, COURAGE and FORGIVENESS. Each year, our children and staff work together to choose to support charities that are meaningful to our school’s vision. We are extremely proud of our children’s courageous advocacy.
In November 2019, we were deeply honoured to formally affiliate with the Crewkerne Branch of the Royal British Legion. This cemented a long, strong partnership of mutual support for one another’s organisations and working together to help the vulnerable in the community we both serve. Our children worked together with artist, Darrell Wakelam, to all contribute to a 3d piece of art to celebrate this important occasion.
On Friday 10th November we held our Remembrance Service and was joined by member of the Royal British Legion. Time was spent discussing Jesus ‘the peacemaker’ and thinking about how our world needs people who are prepared to act in ways to bring peace. All our children took part in a whole 2 minutes silence and listened to The Last Post. Thank you to all our wonderful school for such a moving, respectful service.
Mrs Samuel and Mrs Coram then took the Poppy Mascots and the Little Troopers to the Severalls War Memorial to lay the school Wreath. The children were so appreciative of the extra efforts that the RBL had gone to to set the scene for our Remembrance Service. The little crochet poppies that had been planted looked beautiful in the autumn sunshine and the cascade of poppies on the memorial itself were met with sparkling eyes and lots of “WOW’s”. We are so lucky to be affiliated with the RBL and so proud of our children and the way they paid their respects.