Our Global Changemakers group meet with an aim of raising awareness of global and local community issues, encouraging us all to be active, empathetic global changemakers. At Thornton Dale School, we are passionate about supporting our children to become confident, articulate and determined change-makers who make a positive impact on our local community and further afield. Our Global Changemakers plan, deliver and lead weekly Collective Worships on a Wednesday. Our aim is to ensure everyone in school has a good understanding of how to make change. This is achieved by activities such as litter picking in the community, preparing shoe boxes to support people facing global events and planting trees in our environment. Our Global Changemakers are empowered to challenge and confront injustice and inequality, so that they can play their part in making a more sustainable world.
The fundraising team are a creative, determined and compassionate group of children who have the aim to raise money for those who need it most. Children discuss upcoming events such as Comic Relief and Children in Need as well as local charities to consider how we, as a school, can support those who are less fortunate than us. The children then organise whole-school fundraising events to achieve this goal. We have raised some amazing money so far:
- Comic Relief - £220
- Children in Need - £230.56
- St Leonard's Hospice - £300
Our school librarians are dedicated to promoting a love of reading within school. Weekly our librarians run a reading raffle where children have the opportunity to enter if they have read 4 x a week at home. Our librarians also lead reading events such as World Book Day and ensure that both our KS1 and KS2 library areas contain high quality texts for all to enjoy all year round!
At Thornton Dale , we believe spirituality is shown by the sharing and expression of individuals' beliefs. This is promoted through an enjoyment and fascination of our world. We encourage in all a willingness to reflect on our own experiences and the experiences of others. Our spiritual garden is a valued place in school, where we can take time to reflect.
For children’s spirituality to develop and flourish, there must be trust; trust in a God who loves them and trust that school is a safe place where their doubts, fears and questions will be listened to. Within school, we have Spiritual Leaders who reward children that are showing our school core values of kindness, friendship and respect and help to plan our weekly worship themes.
Each class has two honest, selfless MP’s who are elected by their class to represent the views of all pupils and to work with the leadership to continue to improve our school based on their own experience.
In the past few months, we have initiated the following changes:
- Making lunchtimes rules and decorating posters to display these.
We have appointed 10 Sports Ambassadors who will partake in Sports Leaders training in Autumn Term. They will ensure activities and areas are set up at lunchtimes for the rest of the school to enjoy. They are the youth voice for PE and school sport in their school and community with the responsibility of promoting the positive values of sport, They are role models for PE and are determined in their aim to increase participation opportunities and healthy lifestyles for everyone.