As a school, here at Shadsworth, we value and celebrate the diverse heritages of everyone in our school. Alongside this, we value and celebrate being part of Britain. In general, this means that we celebrate traditions and customs in the course of the school year. For example, during the Autumn term we celebrate with a harvest festival, and what could be more British than a visit to a pantomime or performing in a nativity around Christmas time. Further, children learn about being part of Britain from different, though specific perspectives. Two specific examples of when we teach about being part of Britain are: Geographically: Pupils are taught about the landmass that makes up the British Isles. They are taught about British major cities, rivers and the various flags that make up the countries within the Union flag. Historically: Children learn about British history, whether it is life during the Great Fire of London or studying our local area, children learn about an aspect of life and how this has developed and changed over time. As our curriculum evolves we specifically plan to include coverage of British inventions and discoveries, advances in medicine or our country’s scientific and technological contribution to the world.