Courageous Advocacy

"Speak up fo people who cannot speak for themselves. Protect the rights of all who are helpless." Proverb 31:8

At Bretherton Endowed C of E Primary School, we are courageous advocates for the common good, locally, nationally and globally. We recognise that life is full of ups and downs and that at times all people will face challenges that they need help and support in overcoming. We believe that people are worth spending time with, that people need time to grow and need loving attention. The Christian Gospel says that every person has unique task to do, with God and for God whether they know it or not. 

Within the community our schools stands up for what it beleives in. Our underpinning of Christian and British Values ( Rule of Law; Tolerance; Democracy;Mutual Respect and Individual Liberty) ensures that opportunities to discuss current world issues, to challenge injustice and engage in activities that can bring about change are always present. Such as :

Bishop's Challenge, 

Young Leadership programme,

Fairtrade school,

Remembrance Day,

Collective Worship Planning,

Equality through black history month, Equality and Diversity Mark

Compassion UK

Blackburn Diocese conferences

Pupil voice democracy

We understand that life can be challenging at times ans that all people, including friends and family and global citizens face difficulties that they need help to persevere with in order to overcome them. We aim to inspire courageous advocacy and instil our Christian Values in the whole Bretherton Endowed community. To ensure that we and our community indpire and flourish together, we have been and are supportive of a range of charities in our local area , nationally and globally. Some of these include:

  • Mr Whaite's community church support group
  • Christian Aid
  • Water Aid
  • Southport and Leyland food bank
  • Children in Need
  • Comic Relief
  • British Heart Foundation
  • Crohns disease and vaccination research
  • Royal British legion Poppy Appeal
  • Harvest festival donations
  • loneliness in our community

Our children have a good understanding of the meaning if belonging to a local and global community and the sense of responsibility that somes with belonging; therefore developing their ability to emphasise and make a small sacrifice to benefit others. Together we consider the beauty and fragility of our environment, the actions we take, and the impact these actions may have on the well-being of everyone. Our school community and curriculum actively embraces a responsibility for the world in which we live. We are dilligent to show our connection with, and care for, the world in which we all live and care for the people who live in it:

  • Links with Croston Park Care Home and others
  • Links with Eccleston and tarleton Library
  • Children in Year 6 laying down the wreath on Remmebrance Day at Bretherton's War memorial
  • Developing pen pall links with schools in the Uk and developing them with schools abroad
  • Developing Fair trade school status
  • Show box appeal through local Rotary clubs
  • Bretherton walking day


In the past wee have recently been supporting the charity 'Aquaid' which helps build wells for those in areas deprived of fresh water. We are delighted to report that a well has now been built in Africa to help support the community there. 

Over Christmas , staff and children who decided not to send Christmas cards, decided instead to donate to OXFAM and their 'buy a goat' scheme to provide sustainable food to those areas of the world where food is still in scarce supply.We managed to raise enough for a number of goats, chickens and seeds for a region and were delighted to hear from OXFAM, how they would be used.

Our Ethos team went to visit St Wilfrids, Blackburn to experience Compassion UK's work in sponsoring a child. They came back to school and vowed to take part and ste about raising money to sponsor a child and the teachers of St Wilfrids will pilgrimage to that region and meet our child next year.


On 15th March we celebrated Red Nose Day by selling a joke book created by the school council. Children in school had the opportunity to contribute their jokes to it. We raised £110 for Comic Relief.

For Harvest 2023, we collected lots of great food for the Hesketh Bank Foodbank and the Ethos group after leading worship, raised £52 for the CRESS charity at the request of Bishop Phillip who wangted to raise money for Bishop Joseph in South Sudan.



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Bretherton Endowed CE Primary School

South Road,
PR26 9AH

Headteacher & SENDCO | Mrs A Moxham

School Office Contact:

Mrs Paula Carlyon (Bursar) | Mrs Chrissy Mitchell (Business Support Officer)

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