- Church School
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In our communities, we learn that God created us all different and unique.
This is something that we celebrate together. We learn to value each other and the wider community through honesty, tolerance and trust, where everyone has equal dignity and worth as a reflection of God’s love.
What might Respect look like in school?
Through whole school worship, class worship, relationships and discussion, we use Bible stories to provide examples of respect and also explicitly give examples of how children can show and recognise examples of respect within school. This includes recognising others in our prayers, listening to others when they are talking to us, valuing others ideas and understanding that others may have different opinions. Looking after school property and resources and thinking about how talk to others in a respectful way etc.
Respect has different meanings but all play a part in how Christians value themselves and the lives of others. Respecting those that love and care for us, our parents, carers and those in the local community, is common in all traditions. We should appreciate what's done for us, finding cooperation not conflict and take responsibility. Romans13 states that we should 'Pay others the honour and respect you owe them'.
Respect can mean simply treating each other with politeness and courtesy, and recognising that everyone’s contribution is important and that everyone’s feelings should be considered. At St Philip’s, we regularly discuss how respecting someone does not mean that we always agree with the other person but that we are prepared to listen and share our views without rudeness or impatience.
Christians recognise that respect needs to start with respect for ourselves and our own unique contribution to our homes, schools or communities. Having self-respect means being able to celebrate our gifts and talents, looking after ourselves and the bodies that God has given us. Having self-respect also means nurturing our talents so that we can be the best we can be, honouring how God has made us and being confident about who we are.
Titus 3:1 Be ready to do what is good. Slander no one, be peaceable and considerate, and always be gentle towards everyone.
This Little Light of Mine
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