Our Ethos committee works hard at Westcliff to encourage a positive spirit around the school. We listen carefully to any suggestions from other children surrounding the ethos of the school, we run assemblies where we share stories from different religions and we share the School Values Award every Friday. This is a special award that children receive when they have shown aspects of the school values here at Westcliff.
We host Ethos days and invite other schools to join in with a certain celebration. It’s a great way to mix with other children and share what different Ethos groups are doing in their schools.
On Friday 20th April we went to Chudleigh Knighton for our Ethos day.
We started our day at St Paul’s church where we were welcomed and were told what would be would doing for the day. We took part in an activity thinking about the Trinity. We made bracelets using three different colours which represented God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Sprit.
We then went to Chudleigh Knighton School, we joined in with playtime and played with friends we have made on previous Ethos days. We then made windmills which showed the three elements of the Trinity.
We enjoyed our lunch in the school garden.
After lunch we made salt dough, we then had to make something to represent the Father, the Son and The Holy Spirit. We enjoyed coming up with different designs.
In October we visited Lady Seawards to learn all about the Harvest Festival. We took part in different activities that were centred around out Big Question – ‘Why is there not enough food in the world to feed everyone?’
We are looking forward to our next Ethos day all about lent.