Being part of Britain
As a school, we value and celebrate the diverse heritages of everybody at OLMC. Alongside this, we value and celebrate being part of Britain. In general terms, this means that we celebrate traditions, such as customs in the course of the year; for example, Religious festivals, Remembrance during the Autumn term, and what could be more British than a trip to a pantomime around Christmas time! We also value and celebrate national events.
Further, children learn about being part of Britain from different specific perspectives. Two specific examples of when we teach about being part of Britain are:
Geographically: Our general teaching ensures that children have a better understanding of what Britain is, learning more about:
- its capital cities and counties, its rivers and mountains
- how ‘Great Britain’ differs from ‘England’ and ‘the United Kingdom’
- where Britain is in relation to the rest of Europe and other countries in the world