Our Goose philosophy particularly encompasses mutual respect and democracy which are part of the British Values.
In our school we take inspiration from Geese.
All the children are taught that they are part of the
Upton team and Geese work very much as a team. When
they fly in a ‘V’ formation the flock flies 71% further than if they
fly singly. If a Goose flies alone it feels the drag and resistance against
the air. We need to be supportive of each other and make sure that we
work together in the same way that Geese do. If the lead Goose gets
tired it will come out of formation and another Goose takes its place.
We are all individual and have unique skills. We must respect and protect
each other in times of challenge. Geese give encouragement to the other Geese
in the flock and in Upton we support each other to provide encouragement and motivation for achievement in all areas. Each week the classes individually vote for
who they feel has been the Goose of the week. This is the child who has shown most kindness and compassion in a supportive ‘Goose like’ way. In our presentation assembly the children who are voted for ‘in a democratic process’ are given a Goose award and form a ‘V’ formation when we remind all children that Geese fly 71% further when they fly as part of a ‘Team’.
Whenever a goose falls out of formation, it suddenly feels the drag and resistance of trying to fly alone and quickly gets back into formation to take advantage of the lifting power of the bird immediately in front
If we have as much sense as geese, we will stay in formation with those who are headed where we want to go and be willing to accept their help, as well as give ours to others.
For Information on how to contact us see below:
Upton Upon Severn CofE (VC) Primary and Pre-School
Phone: 01684 592259