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Courageous Advocacy

What is a courageous advocate?


A courageous advocate is someone who champions a cause which is special and meaningful to them.


At Beckbury Church of England Primary School we have a developing emphasis on encouraging our pupils to become courageous advocates, not just locally, but nationally and globally.


At some point in life we will all face challenges and need support to help us overcome these barriers. We teach our children that it is important to help others when we can no matter who they are, where they come from or what challenges they may face. We teach this through the teachings of the bible and learning about other courageous advocates. To emphasise the importance of being a courageous advocate we have a courageous advocacy box in the newsletter each fortnight which the children, parents and staff add to. 


Our Christian values and carefully planned opportunities in our curriculum ensure that the children regularly discuss and debate the big issues, to challenge injustice and to engage in activities that can bring about change are always present.




“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.”

Proverbs 31:8-9 



It is important for our children to appreciate their role as part of a community; to take responsibility, to be able to look after themselves and to foster an understanding of their importance, impact and influence in the world.


In recent years we have carried out a range of different fund raising to support many good causes, some of which include:


• Bridgnorth Food Bank

• Comic Relief

• Children in Need

• The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal



Examples of courageous advocacy by members of our school can be found on our weekly newsletter and on our school values display. 



We also have Global Citizenship curriculum links in our PSHE planning, to ensure we continue to underpin and develop our understanding of Courageous Advocacy.