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Christchurch(Church in Wales) Primary School

Ysgol Gynradd Eglwys yng Nghymru

Shine your Light


Arts Council Wales Christchurch Primary Cynefin Project

Here it is! Our BAME project video! We are so proud!

Christchurch Primary received a grant from the Arts Council to work with a range of Creative Practitioners. (2021 Summer Term)


Miss Herbert and Year  2  took up the mission. yes


A story teller called Mr Phil Okwedy is helping us find answers to our research question:


Can storytelling increase year 2 pupils', staff and other stakeholders' knowledge and understanding of BAME heroes in our local community? Can we improve learners' inquisitive creative habits of mind? 

So far ...

  • Self assessed against Creative Habits of mind before and after (Inquisitive)
  • Developed our questioning skills (bench mark data)
  • Working closely with a storyteller 
  • Told stories orally
  • Pupil and adult self audit -questionnaires  
  • Pupil voice
  • Interviewed a range of Hidden Heroes both remotely and in person 
  • Worked with Rights Respecting Team -whole school will decorate stones to show that we are all different but equally special
  • Mrs Davies gave us money from the school to buy BAME books, games, toys and activities
  • All staff have been trained on BAME in the New Curriculum
  • All teaching staff took part in a Story telling Inset session 
  • We were kindly given a chair for all pupils to enjoy storytelling outdoors
  • We are working with an artist and a drummer to prepare for a local walking art gallery tour around the area with a film maker 
  • Develop language skills in how to say 'hello' and 'hero' in different languages
  • Each pupil and adult has kept a Journal to reflect 
  • Improving our understanding of ethnic and cultural diversity in Wales 
  • Wrote thank you letters 
  • Photographs and audio recordings
  • Updates on Twitter and the website 

Firefighter Calvin from Fire Station in Gorseinon

Yan Dhanda Christchurch video

Yan Dhanda made a video for Year 2 children as part of our BAME project. A big thank you to Mr John Meridith who helped us.

So far...

The day came to celebrate! We even had a film crew come and film us!