On Friday 19th May the whole school took part in ‘Oscar Romero Day’. We were visited by John and Katie from RISE Theatre Group who told us lots about Oscar Romero in a fun and interactive way. Year 6 were invited to take part in a workshop where we learnt more about El Salvador, where Oscar Romero lived. As well as talking about some of the differences between El Salvador and the UK, we also learnt about the types of jobs that people do: the most common being farming. Farmers work very hard and produce things such as coffee, black-eyed beans, avocado and cotton. The main message that we took away was that life was not always fair for people in El Salvador. Some people were happy to have a lot and for others to have nothing. Oscar Romero spent his life trying to change that, and was killed as a result. Back in class we talked about how we should ‘Aspire not to have more but to be more!’
Link to Article 29 – Children’s education should develop each child’s personality, talents and abilities to the fullest. It should encourage children to respect others, human rights and their own and other cultures.