We can all make a difference. Our aim is for all of our children, and the rest of the Heyes Lane community, to believe this about themselves and of others. Ethical and Active Citizenship embodies our values, beliefs and ethos of life at Heyes Lane Primary school. We believe in trust, honesty and fairness; so we aim to nurture our pupils to become active and ethical citizens. We want our children to grow up with a desire to make the world a better place; to care about themselves, their community and the wider world.
Active Citizenship involves people working together to make positive differences to the society in which they live – locally, nationally and globally. We aim to educate and provide a range of opportunities for our children at Heyes Lane in order to produce motivated and responsible learners, who relate positively to peers, to staff and to the surrounding community.
Through teaching our bespoke Ethical and Active Citizenship curriculum, we explore the challenges facing children and society today, and provide opportunities to inspire and prepare pupils to take action now, and in the future, to make a positive difference in the world around them. We want to enable children to believe that they can understand and react to what is happening around them. We will prepare them to play an active role in school and society through their developing knowledge, skills and values and will encourage them to be thoughtful and caring citizens.
What is a social Action Project?
Our social action projects or ‘mini themes’ are an opportunity to engage the children at Heyes Lane in a meaningful project. Social Action is when individuals or groups of people identify an issue in their local, wider and national communities then take action to address it. It can be through raising awareness, fundraising, taking practical action or social enterprise.
Social action projects should provide a triple benefit – to the child, to the school and to the community. These should be chosen by children to address issues they feel important. They can be reactive/changeable depending on current affairs.
Pupils, staff and the Heyes Lane community will deliver and run a project, which they feel passionate about. It brings a sense of pride and belonging but also an understanding of why we hold fundraising events and how our help benefits different groups of people. We aim to ensure the children believe that they can make a difference, as they will have evidence of doing so actively.
Nursery have led a campaign to collect presents for CAFT's Christmas Appeal. As a whole school, parents and children have supported this cause by donating gifts and selection boxes for CAFT to give to families in need over the Christmas period. Thanks to...
Well done to Year 6 for their annual fundraising event - you managed to raise over £2600 for Children in Need! The Year 6 children worked so hard to design and run their own stalls. Thank you to everyone for your support.
This year, our Year 1 pupils have once again led the campaign to support the foodbank and collect donations from the school community. These will be taken to our local foodbank to support families in need in the local area.
Year 5 worked with CAFT in the Summer term to raise some money for the charity. They completed a sponsored walk around the track raising over £1500! They were lucky enough to visit the farm in the Summer term and enjoy the fabulous facilities they have on offer. Well...
Thank you to Media City Hub for showing us how to make these blankets for those in need. Year 6 collected empty crisp packets and recycled them into blankets, we made 9 in total - well done Year 6!.
In year 5 as part of our topic ‘Our planet and beyond’ we looked at how we can all make a small difference and collectively have a bigger impact to help our planet. We all made a pledge for the planet.
On 23rd March we celebrated ‘Diversity Day’ at Heyes Lane. We talked about how everyone was different and unique in so many ways. We celebrated World Down’s syndrome day and learnt about neurodiversity day. We all wore odd socks to celebrate!
Year 2 are learning about bees and how important they are. We were lucky enough to have one of our children’s parents visit who told us all about his interest in beekeeping. It was very interesting to learn about the equipment that the beekeeper uses, how many...
After learning about Emmeline Pankhurst and the suffragette movement, year 3 went out into Timperley to encourage people to use their vote in this year’s election. Keep an eye out for their posters in and around the village!
Some children from 4KB visited Wyncourt nursing home to deliver some handmade christmas cards to the residents. While they were there they sang some christmas carols and spread a little christmas cheer. Well done 4KB!
Keep checking in on our website, our Facebook page and out Twitter account to see what other projects we are working on at Heyes Lane. Your support helps us!
We can all make a difference.