Learning to be Good Citizens

At Aigburth High, we understand the value of learning about the history of our local area, our country and the wider world.
This half-term, we have had two special opportunities to reflect as a school. Everyone has used pastoral or lesson time to watch the news together and to discuss citizenship issues.
Democracy Day, on 20th January 2015, was a day when we celebrated the 750th anniversary of England’s first Parliament. All classes took up the challenge to find out more about our Parliament and our responsibility as citizens, to play our part in decision making.

Holocaust Memorial Day, on 27th January 2015, was a very moving occasion, when we reflected in pastoral or lesson time on the experiences of Jewish people in Nazi concentration camps.

HolocaustMemorialDayOur Year 7 and 8 pupils have recently finished reading, ”The Boy in the Stripes Pyjamas” and were able to share their understanding in discussion. Year 10 English groups showed an impressive level of empathy and awareness during a discussion of a very thought provoking powerpoint presentation by Mrs Jukes.

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