At Howick, we encourage and support our children to be "courageous advocates". This means they champion causes which are special and meaningful to them. These may be global issues or matters far more personal and closer to home.
We believe this develops resilience, teamwork, courage, independence and an understanding of the wider world and how they can help make it a better place, enabling our children to flourish.
Courageous Advocacy Champions 2023-2024
We have a fabulous new group of champions who have met to discuss the attributes of a courageous advocate and visited all classes to identify our issues of change for this year. They are;
Class 1 - Litter and waste disposal
Class 2 - Loss of animal habitats
Class 3 - Online safety
Class 4 - Homelessness
Courageous Advocacy Champions 2022-2023
Our courageous advocacy champions are a group of children from Class 4 who are working to ensure that our whole school can be agents of change.
During their first meeting, our champions discussed the skills needed in order to be a good courageous advocate.
Our areas of change for this year
Our courageous advocacy champions have set the children a homework task, asking them to identify their own areas of injustice. They then went into classes and worked together to identify one, thinking of the actions we could make to help.
Class 1 - Litter
Class 2 - Plastic waste in the ocean and lack of recycling
Class 3 - Misuse of electricity
Class 4 - Poverty
Class 1 are so passionate about making changes to save our planet.
They led a beautiful assembly telling the rest of the school and their families about the changes that we can make to ensure that our planet remains as it is now for future generations.
As part of our actions we have purchased new recycling bins for all classes.
Our courageous advocates have designed labels for these bins with the children in Year 1 and 2.
They are now in classes ready to be used.
The whole school had a Plastics Week, learning about recycling and creating their own artwork from recycled plastic.
Class 3 - Climate Change
Class 3 have found out about the floods in Pakistan by reading articles in First News and watching Newsround.
We decided to find out why the floods had happened and investigated climate change.
The children discussed the impact we are having on the climate and decided on things they were going to do to help.
Class 3 have been identifying people who have made changes.
Following our visits to Galloways (as part of our Equality work) our children have identified that there is a need to raise money to help this charity to continue its wonderful work.
We held a Bright for Sight day and raised a fantastic £165.
Thank you to Chelsea and her colleague for visiting school to meet the children with their wonderful guide dog. It was great for us to be able to see once again how our money will be used to help others.
The King's Coronation
As part of the Coronation celebrations our Courageous Advocacy Champions set the children a challenge. They led a Collective Worship based on the letter sent by King Charles in the book “It’s up to us”. Each class then focused on an environmental issue and created their own pledges to help with this. We invited parents into school to see our work and the champions showed them everything that had been done.
Penwortham Food bank
Thank you to our amazing families for your generous donations. Penwortham Food Bank representative were overwhelmed with the amount of food collected and we know that it will benefit so many people within our local community.
Children in Need 2022
What a super response we had to our own clothes day. The children enjoy themed activities in class throughout the day to highlight the importance of raising money for this fantastic cause.
Thanks to your generosity we raised an amazing £157.00!
Christmas Jumper Day
This year we will once again be taking part in Christmas Jumper day.
Shoe Box Appeal
Our Student Council have decided to give hope to others during Advent and Christmas by taking part in the International Aid Shoe Box appeal.
Please can you bring any of the following items into school by Wednesday 8th December.
We have filled 36 shoeboxes - amazing work!
These will be sent to those less fortunate than us and will spread our value of hope to others.
Our Class 4 student councilors visited the warehouse to drop off our shoe boxes. They enjoyed seeing all the different items that have been donated.
Class 1 Cake Sale
Inspired by their learning of superheroes and the efforts of Captain Tom Moore, Class 1 decided that they wanted to be real life superheroes and raise money for Ukraine. They used their weekly bake to create and make a variety of cakes to sell to members of their school community. Our little superheroes raised a total of £50 for those in need and as a school family we could not be more proud of their efforts. Well done Class 1!