At St Botolph’s, we pride ourselves on offering our children quality education within a safe and nurturing environment. We continually strive to improve, giving our children exciting opportunities to broaden their horizons.
The St Botolph’s Curriculum has carefully planned activities and learning which matches our children’s needs, broadening their horizons and widening their opportunities. Learning is carefully connected, interweaving knowledge and skills to make it meaningful, while ensuring that the National Curriculum is followed.
Dharma Day is a day for Buddhist to celebrate the beginning of the Buddha’s teaching. It is celebrated in commemoration of the Buddha’s first sermon, which took place in the Deer Park in Benares, India. Buddhists celebrate Dhamma Day on the full moon day of July, signalling the beginning of the period of vassa (rainy season retreat or Buddhist Lent). Dharma Day reminds Buddhists to express their gratitude to the Buddha and his teachings.
At St Botolph’s, in keeping with our school Christian values, every class wrote a short thankfulness prayer explaining what they are thankful for and for a challenge they have overcome or asking for strength to overcome a challenge they will face. We shared these prayers in a special Dharma Day worship that afternoon.