Belong Believe Become
“Do not be afraid: keep on speaking, do not be silent. For I am with you”
Our interpretation of this verse
God reminds Paul that he is at his side and is present in all the people surrounding us. Paul is reminded that this gives us strength to continue to share God’s message; to live in a way that we are taught through the bible. We are reminded that we should treat all people equally, as we are all made in God’s image.
Saints who inspire us
Recognised for his part in the abolition of the slave trade across the British Empire. This demonstrates his commitment to treating all people equally and helps us to focus on these Christian Values - showing how they might be lived out.
Saint Francis of Assisi
Gave up a life of privilege to live in Jesus’ image. He lived in poverty and worked tirelessly to help the poor and is known to have recognised the world around him as ‘made by God’. Therefore he treated all animals and the environment with great respect.
How is this lived out in our school community?
Belong – Our sense of belonging to the local community whilst developing an understanding of the global community.
Believe – Understanding our Christian roots in the teachings of the Bible as well as understanding other world religions and cultures.
Become – We hope to raise our aspirations to ‘be the change we want to see’ in the communities that we belong to.
At Snainton we believe that it is important to develop core values by which to live and cultivate moral standards that support and form character, spiritual awareness and self-esteem. We feel a deep responsibility to nurture core values that can be shared and expressed by all, regardless of faith or belief. As a school and community, we seek to explore the meanings of these values and their significance in Christianity, other religions and secular teachings.
As a whole school community we have advocated distinctive values that we believe give our school a core purpose. The gifts of friendship, respect, community, forgiveness, trust and perseverance are the values we want our children to leave with. While these gifts are inclusive of human values we try to anchor them into the Christian faith by relating them to the bible through stories and readings.