Courageous Advocacy At Newbold Church School
The distinct aims and Christian values of Newbold Church School underpin every aspect of school life.
Encourage one another and build up each other, as indeed you are doing
1 Thessalonians 5:11
Jesus said "Love one another. Just as I have loved you, you should also love one another."
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up
We embrace the Church of England’s vision for education, one that is, ‘deeply Christian, serving the common good’, encompasses the whole of humanity and its context advocating for the widening of horizons and the promotion of human wellbeing for all.
‘We are only persons with each other: our humanity is “co-humanity”, inextricably involved with others, utterly relational, both in our humanity and our shared life on a finite planet. If those others are of ultimate worth, then we are each called to responsibility towards them and to contribute responsibly to our communities.’ Church of England Vision for Education, 2016
Newbold Church School is dedicated to fostering a love of learning and an enthusiasm for joining in with all aspects of school and community life. We are committed to giving all pupils equal opportunities and discrimination is not tolerated. Our aims, values, vison and curriculum encourages greater involvement in environmental issues and an understanding of complex interdependencies in the global community.
We are courageous advocates; all year groups have a global goal focus. We are committed to developing citizenship in preparation for life within the local, national and global communities The British Values and our Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural development form an integral part of our vision, values and curriculum.
To have a secure understanding of what courageous advocacy is, our Collective Worship takes time to focus on a courageous advocate from across the globe, both past and present, that have faced injustice and have had to overcome barriers in order to help others for the greater good.
During Collective worship we aim to inspire our pupils to engage in social action and to be courageous advocates for change in the local, national and global community.
We develop understanding of what courageous advocacy is by introducing courageous advocates across the globe, both past and present, that have faced injustice and overcome barriers in order to help others for the greater good.
We link these courageous advocates to our School Values and we celebrate pupils from across our school who have displayed associated behaviours and attitudes. The nominated pupils are added to our Courageous Advocate display.
Click here to find out how we continued our theme on Courageous Advocates, alongside considering elements of RSHE
We are courageous advocates; all year groups have a global focus studying conflict and peace, fair trade, migration and refugees, sustainability, rights and responsibilities and identity. We are committed to developing citizenship in preparation for life within the local, national and global communities and engage in social action for change and our pupils embrace it. The British Values and our Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural development form an integral part of our vision, values and curriculum.
Pupils, staff, governors, parents and carers actively support a range of charities locally, nationally and globally; we work tirelessly to make a difference to other peoples’ lives.
‘The world is my parish.’ John Wesley. 1739
‘Love Your Neighbour As Yourself’ Mark 12: 29-31
‘I came to give life, Life in its fullness.’ John 10.10
Some of the charities we have supported are:
Wear a Hat day – we all donned hats of all shapes and sizes to raise thousands of pounds to help fund vital work to find a cure for brain tumours.
Children's heart surgery Fund - wear it red day – 1 in 100 babies are born with a heart defect and our money will make a huge difference to the 17,000+ babies, children and adults living with CHD in our.
Samaritan’s Purse – Operation Christmas Child – Whole school – providing decorated shoes boxes packed with gifts for children around the world.
Baby Basics - whole school harvest appeal 2021 – we collected basic baby care items as part of our harvest appeal. These items will be given to parents in need across our regional area.
The Children’s Society – Whole school Christingle Celebration at St John's Church raising money to support children and young people who are facing one, or many disadvantages such as mental health issues, child poverty, exploitation and refugees.
Chesterfield Food Bank- NCS Harvest Festival -
As part of our Harvest Festival celebrations, Newbold Church School partnered with Chesterfield Food Bank to help make a difference in our area by doing a collection of donations from the school community. Chesterfield Foodbank provides emergency food and essentials to local people in crisis. This year they have helped 5518 people with 26% of those sadly being children. The cost of living crisis has seen an increase in demand for their service as more and more people are struggling to make ends meet and having to make the impossible decision between heating or eating. They have seen a 33% increase in the number of people who used the service in the first eight months of this year compared to the same period last year. They anticipate that even more people will need to use the food bank this autumn and winter as the energy prices increase and the weather gets colder.
Save the Children - Christmas Jumper Day - Christmas Jumper Day is Save the Children's annual event which raises money for children in the UK and across the world. Every December, millions of people across the United Kingdom (and beyond!) put on a festive outfit at their workplace, school or with friends and make a donation to help give children the magical future they deserve.
Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC) is the UK’s leading anti-racism educational charity. It was established in January 1996, thanks in part to a donation by then Newcastle United goalkeeper Shaka Hislop.
In 1990s Newcastle, Shaka was at a petrol station near St James Park when he was confronted with a group of young people shouting racist abuse at him. After one of the group realised that they had been shouting at Shaka Hislop, the Newcastle United football player, they came over to ask for an autograph.
It was from this experience that Shaka realised he could harness his status as a professional player to make a difference. Coupled with the power of football and his status as a role model, Shaka thought education could be an effective strategy in challenging racism in society.
To this day SRtRC continues to utilise the high-profile status of football and football players to help tackle racism in society and has also expanded into other sports.
Year 1 Hedgehog Walk 2023
This year Year 1 decided to raise money for the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust by walking 3km over 5 days. We discovered this is how far a hedgehog walks in one night!
The children asked their families and friends for sponsorship money. We will bring you the total raised when all the money has been collected.
Year 1 pop-up shop 2022 - Thank you to all who attended our Year 1 uniform pop-up shop. With your support we hope we have started to make a difference in our local area with our reduce, reuse and recycle project. We are looking forward to our next event in Spring. Dates to follow.
The school encourages the pupils have a global understanding and embrace the opportunity to inform and educate the school and wider community in taking positive actions for social injustice, human rights, diversity and the sustainability of our world.
During 2023 - 2024, all our classes will be linking a focus from their Global Goals to undertaking one example of courageous advocacy -
|Year Group||Global Goal||Project|
Affordable and clean energy
Life on Land
|A sponsored Hedgehog walk to raise money for the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust to help with the habitats of British Wildlife such as hedgehogs, badgers, beavers and otters.|
Clean Water and Sanitation
Sustainable cities and communities
Clean Water and Sanitation
|A sponsored tin/packet event. Instead of being sponsored money children will be sponsored a food item which will be donated to a locate food bank.|
Life below Water
Sustainable cities and communities
Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
The Salvation Army is a worldwide Christian church and registered charity, which has been fighting against social inequality and transforming lives for over 150 years. Our first fundraising event will be on Thursday 7th December 2023 between 3.00pm-3.30pm.
Read the attachment below to find more information.
During 2022 - 2023, all our classes will be linking a focus from their Global Goals to undertaking one example of courageous advocacy -
|Year Group||Global Goal||Project|
|Year 1||Sustainable cities and communities||
Reuse, Reduce and Recycle
We will be holding a school uniform pop up shop the second to last week of every term.
Autumn term dates: 12th and 13th December, 9.05-9.30am and 2.50-3.20pm.
Spring and Summer dates to follow.
|Year 2||Clean Water and Sanitation||
The Year 2 class will be taking part in two fundraising events to raise money and 'twin a toilet' in Africa. The donations we will raise will help fund a project in a community that will enable families to build a basic toilet, have access to to clean water and learn about hygiene.
Action 1 - We will be hosting a fun run on the school grounds to help raise money for our toilet twinning.
Action 2 - We will be holding a cake sale in school to try and raise even more money for our project.
Our aim is to raise enough money to twin three toilets.
|Year 3||Life on Land||
Recycling and upcycling.
Action 1- We are going to recycle materials to create inexpensive Christmas decorations. December 2022.
Action 2- We are going to recycle materials to make playground toys. Spring term 1.
|Year 4||Sustainable cities and communities||
Supporting Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice.
Year 4 class will be taking part in two fundraising events to raise money for Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice. Find out more about Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice by reading the following attachment:
|Year 5||Climate Change||
Year 5 will be taking part in three litter picks throughout the remaining academic year. We will then safely separate the rubbish that can be recycled and dispose of it accordingly.
|Year 6||Gender Equality||
ActionAid - sponsoring a child in one of the world's poorest countries. Our first fundraising event will take place on Wednesday 7th December 2022 - 3.00-3.30pm.
Read the attachment to find out more information.
We believe we should we should do all the good we can to make a difference to others.
Do all the good you can.
By all the means you can.
In all the places you can.
At all the times you can.
To all the people you can.
As long as ever you can.
Updated October 2023