September 24th, 2016

Aston Fields School pupils take a closer look at modern Britain

Aston Fields School pupils take a closer look at modern Britain Aston Fields School pupils take a closer look at modern Britain
Updated: 12:11 am, Jul 16, 2016

A MODERN Britain Day was held at Aston Fields Middle School to celebrate everything good about the UK.

Pupils took part in a variety of activities, including writing an alternative national anthem, designing a new British flag with key words about what diversity brings to the country.

Students also looked at the economic, social and political reasons for migration and some pupils designed a new postage stamp.

Others even engineered their own model of Tower Bridge, together with a drawbridge.

Some took to creating modern art, in the style of Banksy, reflecting his messages about anti prejudice and anti-war, whilst others created a street montage of images and British value statements to depict a modern Britain.

The children also had a go at disability sports to find out and understand the difficulties faced by disabled people.

An Amnesty International volunteer talked about human rights and four visiting magistrates provided a history of the law courts and some of the children even got to take part in a mock Crown Court Trial.

Assistant headteacher Carole Teer said: “Throughout the day, pupils learnt about British values and changing attitudes, trying to identify what it is to be British in the year 2016.

“A fantastic time was had by all as they learned more about the country in which they live.”

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