Christian Values Character Stories
Our Vision - God Believes, We Believe, I Believe!
'for with God nothing shall be impossible' (Luke 1:37)
‘To those who use well what they are given, even more will be given and they will have an abundance.’ (Matthew 25:29)
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.
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.'
'Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.' Hebrews 11:1
|Article 14: Right to a Faith|
'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: Right to a Voice|
'We are all equal'.
'Treat others just as you would want to be treated'. Luke 6:31
|Article 28: Right to an Education|
'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: 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 31: Right to Relax and Play|