Courageous Advocacy

‘Courageous advocacy’ involves being courageous enough to speak out against injustice. We encourage our pupils to come together to become informed about issues that people across the world are facing, and to tackle issues, support and educate other people, and to improve both their local community as well as helping to address global problems.

Lower Heath children, staff and parents live the Christian values of love, respect, faith thankfulness and fellowship by supporting others through a wide range of charity work which takes place throughout the year. However, encouraging children to be courageous advocates goes much further than this, and requires time to introduce them to the range of issues faced across the world, and giving them the opportunities to raise awareness and help find solutions.

Courageous advocacy opportunities within school, whilst being responsive to issues that arise throughout the school year, are broadly mapped against our curriculum to ensure that children make meaningful links between their learning and social action. In 2015, world leaders agreed to 17 Global Goals. These goals aim to create a better world by 2030. These goals form a basis for many of the courageous advocacy opportunities which link to our curriculum. The goals are:

Lower Heath School -Courageous Advocacy

Courageous Advocacy Map

This shows opportunities, which naturally link to our two-year rolling programme, to raise awareness of issues affecting people locally or globally, or impacting on the environment. Children then work together on a project that inspires them and share this each term with the whole school through our Windows, Mirrors, Doors whole school worship. This empower children to make a positive difference. Courageous Advocacy projects are very much led by the children and focus on what they think is important for their peers and their future.

Please explore this page of our website to see some of the projects the children have worked on.

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