A glimpse of a wider world

Last term we organised a citizenship week and examined subjects related to our school Golden Rules: what we know about the people who work in our school; what we know about the places in our school; and what we know about how people live and work together in the wider world.

Each day, children examined different aspects of these rules and produced a range of art, writing, drama, video and music celebrating citizenship in our school and beyond.

One afternoon we received visitors from Uganda, the US and South Korea and were able to hear at first hand how the lives of children in these countries were so different from our own. This inspired us to get involved in "adopting" a boy from Uganda and raising money for him. The children were amazed that he had no bed and considered himself lucky to go to school.

Looking at the wider world and the way people learn to live together gave Year 2 pupils the chance to discover Aboriginal art from Australia. The artwork Caleb and Emily are holding in this photograph (above right) was created using traditional techniques and materials.

Beverley Sulway

Headteacher, Manor Primary School, Uckfield, East Sussex

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number


The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now