This week at Wellgate has been ‘Hate Crime Awareness Week’. We have been learning about the prevention of Hate Crimes and considering how we are kind to each other in school and how we can continue acts of kindness in the future. We were invited to take part in this event by South Yorkshire Police who have helped to spread the message across primary aged children. At the beginning of the week, both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 took part in an assembly introducing ‘Hate Crime Awareness’ and looking at the need to be kind. Miss Nowshirvani set the whole a compliment challenge where the children give a compliment to someone over the week. They have risen to the challenge and many of them have been heard and recorded. Here are a couple of examples:
“Well done with your SPAG score!”
“Your handwriting is really neat.”
“I like your earrings.”
“Your hair is really long and I wish my hair was like yours.”
“That was a fantastic goal you scored!”
As we took part in the awareness campaign, we were invited to attend an event at Barnsley Town Hall where two children were asked to present what we had done over the week. Our Year Six School Council representatives did an excellent job explaining their learning to a large audience which included The Mayor, Barnsley District Police Commander and the Police Crime Commissioner. The children were extremely confident and excellent representatives for the school. Here are some photographs from the afternoon.