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Courageous Advocates

Eco Schools

Children in our school ran a campaign to make the school more Eco friendly. The children ran a committee to ensure that the school saved on electiricty use, keeping the environment more animal friendly and cleaner, and also raised funds to sponsor animals at a local zoo. This resulted in the school achieving the Eco Schools Green Flag award.

Grace Parliament

Our children recently spoke at the Grace Schools Parliament about their concerns for the environment.

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Fund raising

Children take part in fund raising activities over the year. In the last year, the children have raised funds for Children in Need, Cheshire wildlife trust and Walton Hall zoo. Several children also made their own crafts and sold them in school to raise funds for St Rocco's hospice.

Our School Courageous Advocates

Honesty and Trust

Elisabeth Elliot

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Elisabeth Elliot was a Christian author and speaker. Her first husband, Jim Elliot, was killed in 1956 while attempting to make missionary contact with the Auca people of eastern Ecuador. She later spent two years as a missionary to the tribe members who killed her husband. Despite the danger to her own life, she showed remarkable trust in God to complete the work that her husband had be intent on accomplishing.


Jesse Owens and Luz Long

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During the 1936 Berlin Olympics, Adolf Hitler was intenet on cememting divisions between different groups of people. Against all the odds, Jesse Owens and Luz long developed a friendship that would last a lifetime. Jesse and Luz became friends at the Olympics and corresponded for years after that.  Jesse would say of his Olympic friendship with Luz, “It took a lot of courage for him to befriend me in front of Hitler… You can melt down all the medals and cups I have and they wouldn’t be a plating for the twenty-four karat friendship that I felt for Luz Long at that moment.”


Bev Mason

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Prior to ordination, Bishop Bev worked as a humanitarian aid worker for Christian Charities and before her conversion to faith, she worked in the financial sector in London.  She is passionate about, asking God for a bigger church to make a bigger difference with more people knowing Jesus and more justice in the world.  Her passion is for all people to flourish in the love of God.Bishop Bev was ordained as Bishop on the Feast of St Luke, 18th October, 2018 and has been serving in the Diocese of Liverpool as the Suffragan Bishop of Warrington since November of that year. 

Forgiveness and Reconciliation

Jacob De Shazer and Mitsuo Fuchida


Jacob DeShazer (USA) and Mitsuo Fuchida (Japan) were enemies in World War II. One lead the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 whilst the other participated in the Doolittle raid against Japan in April 1942. De Shazer found the Gospel whilst in a Japanese internment camp and learned to love his Japanese captors. Fuchida in postwar Japan was moved by DeShazer’s story and was converted to Christianity. They became close friends, reconciled, and worked through their differences in the name of Christ.  


William Wilberforce


William Wilberforce was born in 1759 in Hull, East Yorkshire. He graduated from  Cambridge University with the intention of following a political career, and became Member of Parliament (MP) for Hull in 1780, aged 21. Four years later he became MP for the whole of Yorkshire. It was at this time that he began to work for the abolition of the British trade in enslaved people. With the backing of his friend William Pitt, who became Prime Minister, Wilberforce became leader of The Society for the Abolition of Slavery. The society campaigned for almost 20 years to bring an end to British involvement in the Transatlantic Slave Trade. The abolition campaign made them many enemies, especially among those who had made huge profits from the trade in enslaved African people.  


Marie Curie


Marie Curie (1867-1934) was a famous Polish scientist. She was born Maria Sklodowska in Warsaw on 7 November 1867. In 1893 she gained a degree in Physics. In 1894 she gained a degree in Maths. 

In 1894 she met Pierre Curie and she married him in 1895 and started investigating uranium. 

In 1898 Marie and her husband Pierre isolated an element they called polonium (after Poland). However, they realized there was another element in pitchblende. In December 1898 they isolated radium. In 1903 Marie and Pierre Curie were awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics. In 1911 Marie Curie was given the Nobel Prize for Chemistry.


Marcus Rashford


Marcus Rashford is an English footballer who plays for Manchester United in the Premier League and for the England national team. Rashford is also famous for his social activism outside of football, as he has fought for the right of disadvantaged British children to have free school meals.


Jane Goodall

Jane Goodall

Jane Goodall was born on April 3, 1934, in London England. At the young age of 26, she followed her passion for animals and Africa to Gombe, Tanzania, where she began her landmark study of chimpanzees in the wild­ immersing herself in their habitat as a neighbor rather than a distant observer. Her discovery in 1960 that chimpanzees make and use tools rocked the scientific world and redefined the relationship between humans and animals. In 1977, she established the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) to advance her work around the world and for generations to come. 


HM Queen Elizabeth II


Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary; 21 April 1926 – 8 September 2022) was Queen of the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth realms from 6 February 1952 until her death. She was queen regnant of 32 sovereign states during her lifetime, and was head of state of 15 realms at the time of her death. At her Coronation in 1953, The Queen was anointed by the Archbishop of Canterbury and took an oath to "maintain and preserve inviolably the settlement of the Church of England, and the doctrine worship, discipline, and government thereof, as by law established in England"


Nick Vujicic


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Nicholas James Vujicic is an Australian American Christian evangelist and motivational speaker born with tetra-amelia syndrome, a rare disorder characterized by the absence of arms and legs.


Malala Yousafzai


Malala Yousafzai born 12 July 1997), often referred to as just Malala, is an activist for female education and a Nobel Peace Prize laureate. She is also the world's youngest Nobel Prize laureate. She is known for human rights advocacy, especially the education of women and children in her native Swat Valley in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, northwest Pakistan, where girls had at times been banned from attending school. Her advocacy has grown into an international movement, and according to former Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, she has become the country's "most prominent citizen".


Mahatma Gandhi


Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi 2 October 1869 – 30 January 1948. He was an Indian lawyer who employed nonviolent resistance to lead the successful campaign for India's independence from British rule and to later inspire movements for civil rights and freedom across the world.


Martin Luthur King Jr


Martin Luther King Jr. (born Michael King Jr.; January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesman and leader in the American civil rights movement from 1955 until his assassination in 1968.


William Booth


William Booth (10 April 1829 – 20 August 1912) was an English Methodist preacher who, along with his wife, Catherine, founded the Salvation Army and became its first "General" (1878–1912).


Lord Shaftsbury

Lord Shafts

Anthony Ashley-Cooper, was born in London on 28th April 1801. He was known as Lord Ashley until his father’s death in 1851, when he became Lord Shaftesbury. Lord Shaftesbury was an English politician, a philanthropist (someone who cares for and wants to make life better for others) and a social reformer (someone who campaigns for and brings about change for the better in society).


Nelson Mandela


Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013) was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, statesman and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the country's first black head of state and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. His government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid by tackling institutionalised racism and fostering racial reconciliation

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