Christian Values

Compassion at St Cuthbert'sEach half term we are introduced to a different Value during Collective Worship. This supports the spiritual, social and moral development of each child. We encourage our whole school community to live out this value both at home and school. Families are provided with information at the start of each half term. These values are 'Values for life' not only for Christians but for all.

An example of this is our work on  ‘Compassion and Understanding’

Christians Compassion at Fountains Earthbelieve that their attitudes and actions must reflect the kindness and mercy and compassion of Jesus and the love of God for everyone.

Perseverance

Jesus frequently encouraged his disciples to 'endure patiently' the difficulties and obstacles they encountered and to persevere in the face of adversity. Very little that is really worthwhile in life can be achieved without perseverance.

'If at first you don't succeed try, try and try again' W.E. Hickson

Forgiveness

Forgiveness is the means by which damaged relationships are restored. It is an act of the will, motivated by love. Sometimes our mistakes hurt others and then we need to say sorry. Sometimes mistakes made by other people hurt us. When this happens we need to be able to forgive.

'Without forgiveness there is no future . .  .if you can forgive then you can move on and even help the person you are forgiving become a better person.' Desmond Tutu

Courage

Being courageous can mean different things to different people.  Everyone faces challenges from time to time and we have to find courage to overcome them.  Through prayer people have found the strength to help them be courageous. 

'Courage is not the absence of fear but the willingness to overcome that fear' Nelson Mandela

Responsibility

The Bible teaches that life is a gift from God and it is our responsibility to use our talents and abilities in the best way we can. We have a responsibility to use our talents for the good of others not just ourselves. Sometimes this might be hard work and involve making sacrifices.

'With great power comes great responsibility'

Spiderman

 

Peace

Peace-making actions can range from helping to resolve conflict to creating space for stillness. Peace, in the sense of total well-being, is God's intention for the whole of creation, and is a promise that awaits ultimate fulfillment.

'You cannot shake hands with a  clenched fist' Gandhi

Respect

The importance of treating others with respect even if we sometimes do not agree with the way they behave or things they say. How we should treat the things that belong to us and to other people respectfully.

'Respect - to get it you must give it' Anon

 

 

Creativity

From the earliest times human beings have wanted to design and create beautiful things. Each of us is creative in different ways. With this gift of creativity comes a mutual responsibility to ensure the creation of the world is not spoiled, but rather sustained and shared by all.

'Creativity requires us to use all our senses and still imagine more' Anon

Generosity

God's generosity is best described as 'grace', love given freely without limit or conditions. We can be generous with out time, our gifts and our abilities as much as with our money or possessions. Generous people often say that they receive much more than they give. 

'God loves a cheerful giver' 2 Corinthians 9-7

Wisdom

Wisdom is different from just being clever. Often wise people have lots of experience and can give good advice to help us make difficult decisions. Some people pray because they believe that God can help them live their lives wisely.

'Think deeply, speak gently, love much, laugh often, work hard, give freely, pray earnestly and be kind.' Poem

 Humility

Humility is about trying to think of others before you think about yourself. Jesus taught his disciples what it means to be truly humble. Christians believe that they can serve God by demonstrating humility through their attitudes and actions.

'Humility is not thinking less of yourself it is thinking of yourself less' Anon

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