Chilton pupils learn why it is ‘good to be me’

Chilton pupils have been learning about diversity

Children at Chilton Primary School in Ramsgate are certain that it is “Good To Be Me”.

That was the theme of the last term’s work that culminated with a celebration day in classrooms and an exhibition in the main hall for family and friends.

Pupils investigated self-esteem and self-worth as well as identity and the importance of family/community. It gave them a chance to find out more about each other and themselves, and the diversity of the school community.

During assemblies, the school talked a lot about a quote from Jesse Jackson – “Never look down on somebody unless you are helping him up” – and this inspirational message was displayed in the main hall.

Pupils also explored what diversity means and why it is important to understand who they are and who makes up their local and wider community.

‘What makes me?’

Their learning ranged from art work, food tasting, RE and writing. They shared some aspects of their own cultures such as traditional dances, and there was also a home learning task called ‘what makes me?’

Head of School Kate Law said: “Understanding who we are and about those around us is vital to ensure that we can make and maintain positive relationships with a range of people all throughout our lives.

“The learning from this term not only helps children to better understand themselves, but it also allows them a global perspective, to understand how we all fit together as an enormous varied and diverse jigsaw puzzle.”