Monthly Archives: October 2018

Identity

The new series of Dr Who has aired with the Dr as a female for the first time. During the episode the Dr was told she was a woman and she replied, “Am I? Does it suit me? Oh yeah I remember. Half an hour ago I was a white-haired Scotsman.” Later she built her own sonic screwdriver from scratch using impressive engineering skills.

The Doctor said; “We are all capable of the most incredible change. We can evolve while still saying true to who we are. We can honour who we’ve been and choose who we want to be next.”

In assembly today we talked about identity – we had discussions on how we identify each other by sex, race, religion etc and how important this can be. We talked about the quote above and also of the importance of accepting people’s identities and acknowledging everyone’s skills and contributions to society.

Tolerance

During assembly Mrs Knipe discussed British values. She discussed what they were (democracy; the rule of law; individual liberty; mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith.) We then discussed how we can see those values in and around school – through how we treat each other with respect, how we learn about government and help to set our own school rules etc. There is going to be a display in the hall that we can look at during assemblies and which we will be contributing to as well.