On Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd July, the Harbour Learning Trust primary academies celebrated the Euro ’20 football tournament with two themed curriculum days. These involved lots of cross- curricular activities linked to football, with an emphasis on important PSHCE work on tackling racism and equality. Activities included exploring what racism is, watching videos from key campaigners, quizzes and discussions on key themes and drama work to encourage empathy.
Many pupils also created their own artwork to convey their anti-racist messages. All children learnt about the work of Marcus Rashford in tackling child poverty and his charity was supported by each school with donations for wearing non-uniform. Each school was also given a country to represent, which gave opportunities to explore different cultures, geographical differences and even some food tasting!
Alongside this ran a themed reading competition where pupils had to visit every host city in order to gain their next train ticket. Tickets were given for proof of completion of their latest book. Many children managed not only to visit every city but completed a return trip too!
An inter-school football tournament which was due to run alongside this work will now take place in September. Here children will compete in 6 a side matches with special sport reporters keeping those back in school in the loop with live updates!
Examples of pupil artwork on tackling racism:
Our Multi Academy Trust is a family of schools, who are genuinely committed to collaborative working, sharing the same vision and values and placing children at the heart of every decision we take.
By working together, we will strive to create a genuine partnership that all of our pupils, staff, governors and wider stakeholders are proud to be part of.
We are child-centred, inclusive and ambitious. We expect everyone to act with integrity and be courteous, polite and kind at all times. We value our staff and invest extensively in training.
These values enable us to deliver a high-quality education that not only encourages curiosity, but equips our pupils with the academic outcomes, confidence, ambition and skills to contribute positively to our community and society in general.