All schools have a duty to actively promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. One way in which we try and do this is through open discussion of current affairs.
The current political affairs in the UK have dominated since the referendum and we regularly show interest in this subject because one of the class topics is about Europe. We explore the arguments shared by both sides and use them to inform our own decision as to whether we think the UK leaving or remaining in the European Union is a good thing. Year 4 children have been lucky enough to be invited to the Speakers House by children’s newspaper First News. They participated in a debate about the referendum.