We know what are the key British values using our hands as a reminder.
Thumbs up or thumbs down reminds us of Democracy. Adults get the chance to vote for their local councillor, their MP or even in a referendum! In our school we vote for our School Councillors and other councils.
The index finger reminds us of The Rule of Law. Everyone in our country is subject to the laws which are agreed democratically. In school we do the same with rules which we all agree to follow.
The middle finger reminds us of Tolerance for those of all faiths and of no faith. We agree that each person is entitled to their own beliefs, and we love to hear about other faiths, especially through our RE lessons and school linking.
The ring finger reminds us of Mutual respect. This means no matter whether people are the same or different, we treat each other fairly and always listen to each other’s point of view.
The smallest finger is for Individual liberty. Each person is free to make their own choices in life and to achieve their potential – as long as it doesn’t break the other values of lawfulness and democracy, tolerance and mutual respect.
4 of our children were lucky enough to visit London and meet our MP at The Houses of Parliament.