Pupils learn from the ones they love at St Paul’s School
Pupils shared precious memories at St Paul’s School during the ‘One Love’ initiative last week.
Each pupil was invited to bring one person they loved to school that morning and together they produced an arts and crafts t-shirt design.
The t-shirts were themed on a book or an author with the idea that the children would wear this t-shirt on World Book Day this Thursday.
Head teacher Rosanna Hitchcock and Deputy Head Jerry Aguilera told the Chronicle about the initiative.
“We believe when parents and loved ones are involved in a child’s education we form a stronger bond that will result in a success story,” Ms Hitchcock said.
Working with loved ones has meant that the children would remember this occasion and the project they were working on.
Also through this project the children have been learning about books and authors and will be familiar with the literature before World Book Day.
“It allows the children to fully immerse themselves in the book,” Mr Aguilera said.
“It is not in isolation as they are working with a loved one. It allows them be become resourceful as well as they are creating something that they will then wear.”
Each child will be wearing similar t-shirts on the day meaning that they will all feel equal and no one will stand out for not having a costume.
“The feedback from parents as been incredibly positive from parents saying that they really feel welcome in the school community,” Ms Hitchcock said.
For the teachers ‘One Love’ is “educating children with a purpose”.