Understanding the Wider World


As Great Leighs is a relatively small community in a rural area, an effort is made to help our pupils understand the wider world around them. This is done in a variety of ways including:

  • Promoting a curriculum which looks at different cultures, countries, environments, climate
  • Making contrasts between Great Leighs and Dedham Vale through the Year 5 Residential Visit
  • Using assemblies to study the needs of different geographical areas particularly following disasters e.g. Typhoon in the Philippines Christmas 2013, flooding in England February 2014
  • Welcoming visitors to educate our pupils in how different needs are addressed in children/adults e.g. guide dogs for the blind, dyspraxia
  • Linking with a school in Ghana developing a greater understanding of children’s lives in a different continent
  • Celebrating different religious festivals through multicultural assemblies
  • Studying the local areas of Great Leighs, Braintree and Chelmsford and significant industries/events established in these areas