By way of a working definition, when using the term ‘courageous advocacy’ we are referring to the act of speaking out against an issue of injustice, often on behalf of those whose voice is not heard. Speaking out, at whatever level this takes place, requires an element (and sometimes a great deal) of courage! Becoming a courageous advocate for change, therefore, must involve being informed about an issue and it must move beyond simply knowing, to saying and doing. Educating for courageous advocacy must embody an ethos of action-taking, challenging injustice and becoming agents of change in the transformation of ourselves, our relationships and our communities from the local level to the global.
“Speak up for people who cannot speak for themselves. Protect the rights of all who are helpless” Proverbs 31:8
At Hartwell Primary School, we understand that life can be challenging at times and that all people, including friends, family and global citizens will face difficulties that they need help to persevere with in order to overcome them. We aim to inspire courageous advocacy and instil our Christian Values in the whole Hartwell community. To ensure that we and our community give, inspire and flourish together, we have been and are supportive of a range of charities in our local area, nationally and globally.
Some of these include:
- Children in Need
- Comic Relief
- Sports Relief
- Macmillan Cancer Support
- The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.
- Harvest Festival Food Donations.