The Jo Cox Foundation, which was set up to honour the memory of the MP Jo Cox, who was murdered two years ago, once again organised The Great Get Together. We decided to celebrate this by organising A Big Picnic during both lower school and upper school lunchtimes. This was an opportunity for the Anglo Family to come together and students were encouraged to not only take part but also to meet people who they had never met before. The students enjoyed playing football on the field and listening to the music whilst eating their picnic. A big thank you to our sandwich suppliers, Raynors for contributing to this event.
As Jo Cox said, “There is more that unites us than divides us”, and we believe these sentiments resonate with the ethos of the Anglo. One of our key aims is to ensure that young people are confident in their own cultures and confident about moving between cultures. Our mission statement, inspired by the International Baccalaureate Organisation, calls on us to develop young people who are principled but also open-minded and balanced and that they come to understand that “other people, with their differences, might be right”. This encourages tolerance but also develops an understanding which enables young people to challenge that which they disagree with.