What the children say about the Education in Human Values (EHV) programme
“I feel it has made me a totally different person and it has changed my whole life totally…I cannot say how much it has helped me. When I would hurt someone or call them names, I have been able to control myself and say, “Would I like this done to me?” It would be ‘no’, so I don’t do it.”
“The ‘Human Values’ have helped everyone including pupils, teachers and parents. It has taught me that if we used all the values at least most of the time, our world would be a better place.”
“I think personally the programme has made our school a lot more cheerful and I think it’s a success. It could improve schools with violence and name calling.”
“They’re really fun and exciting. They have helped me be kind to others.”
“I feel the Human Values are great. They have helped me a lot by making me a better person.”
WHAT THE CHILDREN SAY ABOUT THE FIVE CORE, UNIVERSAL VALUES
“Don’t tell lies. Don’t blame others. Be true to yourself and others. Honesty is the best policy. Recognise that there are two sides of a coin.”
“Love is caring, sharing, making new friends and helping each other. Love is being kind to nature and the environment. Love is looking after others.”
Kelly and Nadine, 10
“Peace is a problem shared. Peace brings people together. Peace is to love each other and forget the blame. Peace is not worrying all week Peace is holding hands. Peace is to care about your actions.”
Pupils from Sonning Common Primary School, Berkshire.
“Right conduct means all the values squashed together in one clump. Behave with each other, with teachers and parents. When you are at peace, when you’re loving, when you’re truthful, when you’re non-violent, you are using right conduct.”
Natalie and Rebecca, 10
“If someone treads on your toe,
you don’t just turn round and give him a blow.
It may not be his fault.
He might say sorry.
But if not, don’t worry.”
Kajan and Neil, 10