14 July 2017
Love Roundhay Celebration Week
The Love Roundhay Celebration week, celebrating our diverse and harmonious school community, culminated in Friday's Great Roundhay Feast. Pupils and staff baked and bought in food to share, and everyone 'dressed to impress' to help raise money for an amazing D of E trip to Morocco (more information below).
A full week of events, including bespoke lessons within all subjects, prompted students to celebreat each other and the many cultures that make up our school community. Students signed the Love Roundhay charter to show their commitment to this. Parents and members of the community also joined us for a GupShup, making plans for next year when the school hopes to gain the Global Competency Quality Mark.
The Love Roundhay Charter, inspired by the legacy of MP Jo Cox and created through pupil and staff working parties, shows our commitment to creating a harmonious and diverse school community, as well as celebrating it and nurturing it through our attitudes and behaviours.
- We are diverse, we are equal, we are tolerant, we are united; we accept and support each other, no matter what.
- RESPECT: faith and religion, beliefs and opinions; race, culture and ethnicity; age and differing abilities; sexuality and gender.
- We are an inclusive school and show courtesy, co-operation and commitment to everyone.
- Bullying is unacceptable – we will go out of our way to report and stamp out bullying of any kind.
- You are unique. Celebrate your individuality and be tolerant of others.
- Think before you speak and use language positively. Your words have power but should never disempower others with what you choose to say.
- We are human - we will make mistakes, but when we are open and honest, there is very little that can’t be forgiven.
Morocco Community Project and Expedition
Fifteen students are venturing to Morocco to take part in a trek through the Atlas Mountains and to take part in a community project. The chosen project location is in the village of Ouaneskra, set in the dramatic Tacheddirt Valley. The Village Association have come forward and asked specifically for help from Far Frontiers students after seeing the amazing projects previously constructed in the village of Tacheddirt around 4km away.
The hands-on aspect of the project specifically chosen for the Roundhay School team is to construct a water irrigation channel through the village. Water irrigation channels are constructed in the remote villages in the High Atlas Mountains and provide water from the natural springs to the fertile farmlands down below.
One of the key aspects of the community project is the chance for the students to experience a different culture and way of life. For this activity the groups will spend time with local which could involve cooking, working in the fields, collecting wood, cooking food, looking after animals etc.
How could you help?
The young children in area are extremely passionate about football. Therefore as a school we are wanting to take with us as many football shirts as possible to donate to the children. If you have an old football shirt either adults or juniors or your children have grown of theirs and would be willing to donate it, we would be very grateful.
Any donations can be dropped off at main reception or brought to school by your child and handed in to the PE office. Thank you in anticipation of your generosity.
Lisa Armstrong and Tim Jackson
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