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Our Vision - God Believes, We Believe, I Believe!

Lived out through our Core Christian Values Character Stories

Our core Christian Values of: Faith, Love, Respect, Perseverance and Forgiveness are quite tricky concepts to understand for young children. So, we have written and produced our own storybooks, featuring our own linked values characters to help our children begin to understand and learn about these values. Our intention is that these stories will inspire them to live their lives through these values and model them in their own behaviour and life choices.

There are printed copies of the stories in each classroom and FLIPHTML5 Ebook versions (links below) which are used for whole class/school worship. These are also shared on our school Facebook page for parents/carers to use at home.

Our stories focus around Journeying Gerald Giraffe, who somehow ends up lost far away from home and needs help in getting back to his family. On his journey Gerald meets Persevering Percy Penguin, Forgiving Frankie Falcon, Respectful Rufus Rhino, Loving Lizzie Lioness and finally Believing Betsy Butterfly and it is through their teachings of our core Christian values that Gerald chooses to live these values which enables him to get home. On his travels, Gerald learns about Christianity, learns a multitude of Bible stories and becomes a Christian Worship Leader.

Gerald's journey is serialised in five books, each focused on a different value. 

Click the links below to read our Christian Values stories about Journeying Gerald Giraffe.


Journeying Gerald Giraffe meets Persevering Percy Penguin


Journeying Gerald Giraffe meets Forgiving Frankie Falcon


Journeying Gerald Giraffe meets Respectful Rufus Rhino

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Journeying Gerald Giraffe meets Loving Lizzie Lioness

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Journeying Gerald meets Believing Betsy Butterfly

Gerald also learns about the linked  Bible stories (a parable, miracle and core Bible story) as well as the linked British Value. We have chosen to have one set of values as a school (Faith, Love, Respect, Perseverance and Forgiveness) for children to learn, which fully encompasses the teaching of British Values and children's rights as detailed in the United Nations Convention on the Right of the Child, to ensure a clear, simple and straightforward  understanding is enabled equally for all of our children. 

Christian Value British Value Rights of the Child linked Articles



Tolerance of different Faiths and Beliefs

'We don't all believe the same.'

'Treat others just as you would want to be treated'. Luke 6:31

Article 14: We have the right to choose our own faith and beliefs.


'We value each other's opinions.'

'For God gave us a spirit not of fear, but of power and love and self-control.' 2 Timothy 1:7

Article 12: We have the right to an opinion, say what we think and be listened to.




Mutual Respect

'We are all equal'.

'Treat others just as you would want to be treated'. Luke 6:31

Article 2: We all have the right to our rights, regardless of ethnicity, gender, religion, abilities, whatever we think or say, no matter what type of family we come from - we respect our equality.




Individual Liberty

'We can make our own choices'.

'Just as each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of the varied grace of God.' 1 Peter 4:10

Article 29: We have the right to be the best we can be.




Rule of Law

'We follow our rules, but sometimes make mistakes'.

'Whatever is true, whatever is honourable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.' Philippians 4:8

Article 9: We have the right to be cared for - no matter what we do!