We want our children to be safe and feel that training them in some of the important life skills they will need is an integral part of a good, all round education.
Recently, we were pleased to welcome some pedestrian skills trainers from the local authority who came into school and worked alongside some of our classes to teach them all about road safety and how to ensure they crossed the road safely.
We work closely with the Transport For London Walk about Talk about programme to promote our children's understanding of being safe whilst moving out and about on the streets and pavements.
Our pupils were visited by a representative from the Al Muntada charity in March 2015. He told us all about the crisis in Syria and spoke about a charity that will help build a trauma centre to help the children and families affected by war. It is called 'Broken Minds'. The gentleman is pictured here receiving a cheque for £1300, raised by the Iqra community to help this worthy cause. We heard how the money will be used to support these families and two of our then year 6 pupils are also pictured presenting the cheque.
This year, one of our focus causes is Trinity Hospice who provide skilled and compassionate end of life care for individuals and their families.
In October, our year 6 pupils were visited by a representative from Transport for London who spoke to them about issues around using transport as a young person growing up in London. It was an enjoyable and thought provoking session in which the children were thoroughly engaged.
Following the successful trials last year, U. Andy West has been asked to widen his programme of philosophy for children to involve other year groups.
Andy is highly skilled at developing children’s thinking skills and getting them discussing things, listening to the points of view of others, shaping and developing their arguments and their thinking and reflecting.
We have also asked Andy to lead a session for staff in order to develop questioning skills.