Education should provide children with the tools that they need to lead happy, fulfilling lives; to create stable and caring communities and to protect the planet for future generations.
The IAPS curriculum for social responsibility promotes the well-being, rights, responsibility, knowledge, skills and opportunities for young people to become valuable and constructive members of society. The world is changing at an ever-faster rate, and education needs to respond to this in order to effectively prepare our pupils for the world of tomorrow. All pupils are taught about issues of social responsibility on a weekly basis, covering topics like consumerism, climate change, biodiversity, deforestation, fast fashion and more. Our aim is to develop pupils who are globally aware, who care about their world, their role within it and understand the positive impact that they can make upon it.
Every year Leweston Prep participates in a wide range of activities to raise hundreds of pounds for charities both close to home and further afield. The prefects take the lead in coordinating a programme of activities. Last year the pupils supported a 24 hour Triathlon organised by Year 13 but involving every pupil in the school, as well as charity mufti days, bake sales and more.
In Prep 6, pupils are nominated to take on different leadership roles. This encourages them to become independent and start to take on responsibility for their own community. The roles include
include House Captains, Eco Captain, Library Captain, Peer Mediators and more. These Captains meet with the Head and the Deputy Head throughout the term to discuss aspects of school life and form an integral part of the School Council.
A STRONG SENSE OF BELONGING
The House system at Leweston Prep encourages a sense of belonging within the school and gives opportunities for pupils to work with those in other year groups. Prep pupils are placed into one of four Houses: St. Anne (Blue), St. Margaret (Red), St. Francis (Green) and St. Antony (Yellow). Each House in the Prep has links with a corresponding House in the Senior School which pupils typically move into. Siblings will be in the same Houses and, if a parent is a former pupil, children will join their House. The children work to collect House points for good work, living according to the Golden Rules and demonstrating exceptional kindness. Each House has a Prep 6 Captain who is responsible for the general running, motivating and supporting of their younger peers and leading the half-termly House meeting.