Pupils at Cumberland School’s Bridge Campus recently have been exploring what it means to be British by discovering traditions and culture as part of their themed fun day.

Teacher, Laurence Harwood catches us up about what they got up to.

This week at the Bridge Campus we have held a British Day to celebrate what it means to live in Britain and by the British Values. In the days leading up to British Day, groups of pupils and staff went to explore Lancaster Castle and the courts to learn more about a famous historical place and also more about how the judicial system works in this country. The pupils had a fantastic time and enjoyed the new experiences and learning about the court system as none had ever been in that setting before.

On the actual day, there were plenty of activities. To start, during the assembly there was a was fantastic discussion with of pupils giving their opinions and relating the British values of: democracy, rule of law, tolerance of others, mutual respect and individual liberties to our own school values and how we treat each others. It was also very pleasing that the overall opinions that came out of the discussion were that these vital values are already practiced widely across the school. After assembly we held some British themed quizzes and all lessons had a British theme to them. For example in ICT,  we learnt about the life of Tim Berners-Lee (creator of the internet) and in Business studies we looked at the life journey of some of Britons self-made millionaires.

The highlight of the day though had to be wheeling the residents of the local care and nursing home up the road to join us for cream team and Domino’s. The pupisl once again represented the school brilliantly by really engaging and learning about the life experience of the senior citizens and also some of the history of their local community. It was really rewarding to see the visitors enjoying themselves and one lady in particular was over the moon to be invited as she said she doesn’t have any family or friends and it was very nice to get out of the home meeting new people and having a fun time.

Well done everyone!