Routes to Resilience
Orchard’s Character Education.
In September Orchard joined a national project ‘Routes to Resilience’ which promotes an individual’s character. As many of you will appreciate, our children are growing up in fast-moving and ever-changing world. We have been talking about our character muscles in school, we have incorporated the language into our lessons and this week the children have been taking part in activities targeting particular characteristics, all to help children become more aware of the characteristics that they excel in but also the areas that they may want to strengthen.
Why do we value Character Education?
At Orchard C of E Primary School we acknowledge that the experiences provided for children in their primary years has a major impact on their future wellbeing and success. It is for this reason that we have made a whole school commitment to the teaching and development of character muscles, attributes and behaviours which underpin achievement and success; endeavouring to ensure that developing ‘character’ goes hand in hand with high educational aspirations and achievement.
Character through the Curriculum
Through our curriculum, we focus on teaching pupils to be the best that they can be and to take pride in their work. To be positive members of the school and become independent learners. We want to create children who thrive on challenge, love learning, respect each other and have attributes that will ensure that they will be valued members of our society.