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On the 21.3.17 six year 6 children had the opportunity to go to Preston North End to take part in an event all about showing racism the red card. We learnt all about racism across the world and how it can affect people’s everyday lives.

During the event, we learnt what racism is, the four types of racism and created an identity for an unknown child. We also watched an interesting video which told us lots of amazing facts and included exclusive interviews with worldwide unequally treated footballers.

The four main types of racism are: nationality, religion, culture and skin colour. These things are small things that make a person a person and can’t be changed… No-one should be bullied about their personal lives. People with things like a different hair colour or a different language still have to deal with people teasing them

Four special guests also made an appearance to be interviewed by our school representatives, and some others. The special guests were: Harriet (a primary school teacher who works at PNE); Callum Robinson (one of Preston’s well-known players);Elaine( the branch secretary of Unison North West )and Efe Sodje (the patron of the event and a former Nigerian footballer).

At the end, we received a goody-bag, which contained a magazine and a wristband. We also got a signed copy of the current team poster. We feel very lucky to have had this opportunity and are very grateful.

Thanks for reading,

By Hannah and Misha.
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British Values

In Year 6 we have been learning about; British Values.
 

We began our work on British Values by thinking about what a country needs to be formed. We decided that we needed: a name, a flag and a motto. Year 6 created their own countries and tested their general knowledge of flags by completing a quiz.

We discussed the different governments that countries choose to have and created a fact file on a country of our choice. The four main governmental systems are: democracy, theocracy, oligarchy and single-party. In the United Kingdom our country is ruled by democracy.

Year 6 created a poster about the three parts which make up our parliament. These parts are: the monarch (Queen Elizabeth II), the House of Commons and the House of Lords. We discussed how people are chosen to represent the British public in the House of Parliament. The children then had the opportunity to decide on the governmental system they would choose to have in their own country and create their very own Houses of Parliament.

We discussed the importance of having laws and made personal decisions about the laws we would have in our own countries. Year 6 were encouraged to also consider the environment and scarce resources during this activity.

We were very excited to have the opportunity to conduct our very own questionnaire with Jean Caffey and Julie Lowes about their roles as governors to our school. We found out lots of useful information and facts which we used to create an information guide on how to be a governor.

Year 6 also had the chance to find out about how countries work together on an international scale in the United Nations. We discussed the importance of working together to keep peace.
 

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