Greetings to our friends at Kafuro. We hope you are continuing to enjoy your holidays. This week at Liss we have started creating our own countries. At the heart of each new country are the values that underpin it. Before we began looking at our own countries, we examined British values. They are as follows:
Democracy: this means that the people in Britain vote for the people who make the laws and decide how the country is run. If we didn’t have a democracy, just one person might be able to make all the laws and that would not be fair.
The rule of law: In Britain we have a police force who make sure people do not do the wrong thing and break the law – this means that we are safe.
Individual liberty: In Britain, as long as we do not break the law, we can live as we choose to and have our own opinions about things.
Mutual respect: We might not always agree with other people, but we try to show respect for their thoughts and feelings.
We can give respect to others and we can expect other people to show us respect.
Tolerance of different faiths: In Britain we accept that other people might have different beliefs than ours and they may believe in different religions.
We would like our friends in P7 to consider what they think are Ugandan values and report back to us when you return to school on September 26th. Mr Stanley discussed with the class how many of the British values are practiced in Uganda. He thought that some but not all were in place, but others had been abused. What do you think?
We will continue to report on our progress in creating our own countries.