Parochial C of E Primary School | Keppel Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire OL6 6NN

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Parochial CofE Primary And Nursery School, Ashton-under-lyne

Growing Together in God

Global Neighbours

Well done Parochial!  We achieved the Bronze Award!  

It is to show that we are Global citizens and that we are interested in local, national and global issues. 

We regularly reflect on present day issues, form opinions and come up with action plans of how we could help those in need.  This is what we are doing:

  • Picture News – weekly circle time reflections and discussions on the most current themes 
  • Writing letters to the Prime Minister, showing their concern about the plastic in the oceans and the future of our planet. 
  • Raising money to support the Ukranian people by making jewellery and selling it.
  • Learning about the rain forests and showed particular concern about the deforestation of our planet.
  • Creating posters advertising cleanliness around the school and in the community.  They showed that littering and dog fouling around the school is unacceptable.
  • Writing letters to the supermarkets regarding the use of plastic.  They suggested improvements and alternatives to plastic packaging.  They also received a number of encouraging replies.
  • Working alongside our local PCSOs to improve the safety around our school, especially parents parking on pavements.
  • Visiting the residents of the Willow Wood Hospice.
  • Meeting the elderly in the local community at St Gabriel's 'Place of Welcome'
  • Meeting St Michael’s worshipers during the Eucharist Services at our Parish Church.
  • Lenten Charity and our link with the Infinity Initiatives (Food Pantry, Pay-what-you-can Café) is getting stronger with our Harvest contributions and planned Advent support.
  • Our Courageous Advocacy theme and we learnt about the past and present courageous advocates, as well as tried to prove that we can all become courageous advocates.  If only we continue defending those who cannot defend themselves, fighting for equality and diversity in the world, and help those in need.
  • Our regular collective worship and assembly themes explore the issues of global poverty and injustice, as well as the exploitation of the natural world.  We aim to be the courageous advocates just like Malala Yousafzai or Greta Thunberg - we can help them change the world for the better!


We are on a journey to achieve the Silver Award,

by actively participating in action to improve

the local, national and global environment.