SMSC is at the heart of everything we do at Herne Juniors; it encompasses personal development across the whole curriculum.
As a school, we have an annual SMSC week where we take the opportunity to focus solely on the Spiritual, Moral, Social, Cultural aspects of learning. This ties together everything we do on a day to day basis. During this week, children are given the opportunity to experience new and exciting activities outside of the normal curriculum whilst continuing to explore our school values, vision and mission statement. Our pupils are able to choose the activity they would like to do and are mixed across the school, creating diverse groups of children of all different ages.
Previous activities have included:
To name but a few.
In addition, during this week, children study a story from a different culture, understanding further the cultural identity linked to them. At the end of the week, we have a celebration as a school through a gallery and performance where children show case their creativity. Parents and carers have previously been able to view their hard wonderful work.
“It was the best week ever!”
“I wish we could do SMSC week every week.”
“I really enjoyed learning a new skill.”
“It was really great to make new friends.”
“I cannot wait to do SMSC week again next year.”
“I felt really proud seeing my art work on display.”