This year the school has begun participating in the Global Neighbours initiative run by Christian Aid. This will be taking over from the Rights Respecting School, which the school has followed for many years. As well as the recognition attached to gaining accreditation status, the scheme will also help schools fulfill the Church of England’s vision of education that is deeply Christian and serving the common good. It will also help children claim their voice as global citizens.
The children will benefit by knowing that, as a church school, we do these things because Jesus asked us to ‘Love your neighbour as yourself’. They will understand that it is our responsibility as global citizens, to look after the world and all the people in our world no matter of their colour or religion.
Click on the links below to see what we have been doing:
Global Neigbours – Local
Global Neighbours – National
Global Neighbours – Global
In January 2020 we received the wonderful news that MSJ has received the Global Neighbours Bronze accreditation.
The accreditation scheme celebrates schools that are helping pupils learn about global poverty and the Christian responsibility to tackle it, as well as giving them the tools to play a confident part in creating a fairer world.
We are thrilled to be recognised for the work we have done as a whole school community to raise awareness of the extreme inequalities across our globe and perhaps more importantly, the steps we can take to address these. The pupils engage with global issues through whole school initiatives. Our School Parliament has worked hard to raise awareness about issues that are important to pupils, such as homelessnes, poverty and climate change. We now look forward to further developing the children’s awareness and sense of justic regarding global issues and work towards Silver accreditation!