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RE/Parish  »  Virtues

As you know, at Barkston Ash we place great importance on educating the ‘whole child’ – spiritually, academically, emotionally, morally, creatively, physically and socially. Character education is an umbrella term for all explicit and implicit educational activities that helps young people develop positive personal strengths called virtues.

Values are principles or standards of behaviour, which we hold as being important. Virtue is the fruit of the value, the outward showing of it/acting out of the value.

This is a real strength of the children in our school and is a great credit to you as parents. This academic year, we will be developing character education through the teaching of the 8 virtues below. We explored these during ‘Virtues Day’ on Monday and, at an age specific level, discussed how we can show and develop these virtues. We will integrate these specifically into our RE teaching and other areas of school life. Next to each virtue in bold, are other words which link with the virtue. 

Wisdom – reflection, deliberation, discernment, good sense

Faith – faithfulness

Self-control – temperance, humility, gentleness, simplicity

Justice – honesty, trustworthy, kindness, thankfulness, generosity

Respect  - solidarity, love of neighbour, responsible citizen

Love – charity, hospitality, courtesy, service, compassion, mercy, forgiveness, friendship

Hope – prayer, confidence

Courage – patience, perseverance, resilience, determination

If you have any questions about this, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Mr Power - Headteacher