We Embrace Difference
At Rowanfield Infant School we encourage the children to embrace their differences and celebrate the differences in others.
Our curriculum is designed to develop the children's understanding and appreciation of the range of different cultures we have in our school and the things we share in common.
We educate the children on the language of cultural diversity, discrimination and racial prejudice in order to equip children with key knowledge; so that they show tolerance and respect for cultural diversity in preparation for life in modern Britain.
ZERO TOLERANCE of RACISM and RACIAL BULLYING
It's illegal to treat people differently because of their race or culture. No one has the right to make another person feel bad or abuse that person for who they are.
What are racism and racial bullying?
Racism is where someone thinks you’re inferior because of your colour, ethnicity, nationality or race. This can result in them treating you differently or unfairly, this is called racial discrimination.
Racial bullying is a type of racism where someone’s bullying focuses on your race, ethnicity or culture.
Racism and racial bullying are wrong and you can get help to make it stop.
We teach Tolerance and Respect
Our curriculum encourages the children to develop an interest in other cultures, religions and ethnic groups. Through exploring cultural diversity children improve their understanding of and show greater respect for difference and diversity.
We celebrate differences and encourage children to be proud of their differences. These could include:
• having a different opinion about something
• coming from a different family dynamic
• having a different skin colour
• having a different idea about how to do something
• having a different religious faith
• having a different cultural view
and many more.
Some of the resources we share with our children to develop this respect and tolerance can be found below:
Embrace our differences
You may like to use these with your children at home when talking about cultural diversity and difference.