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Irk Valley Community School


The importance of valuing others, listening to different viewpoints, taking care of belongings, manners, appreciating the diversity which exists in our community and beyond


The determination to reach the highest standards, every day.


The desire to grow and develop, achieving the best for ourselves and each other.


The knowledge that working with others, asking for help when needed and supporting others to develop are the foundations of growth.


The importance of joy in what we do, discovering our strengths and using them.

International Projects

Project 1: 

We’ve all got rights

  • What are our rights? discussion 
  • Children write poems to promote the rights of children.
  • Children promote children’s rights via posters, video adverts and various other means


Project 2:

Different countries, different cultures

  • Children research by asking our partner school questions regarding their everyday life.
  • Children will research partner school countries climate, locations 
  • Children will look into the lives of important people in partner school countries 
  • Children will create stories from their cultures to share with the other school


Project 3:

Let’s Celebrate

  • My Favourite Celebration. Both schools shared these via email and discuss how the way things are celebrated differ.
  • Letters written by the children asking questions about celebrations in the other countries.
  • Children write Christmas poems and visit a local the church to look at the services that take place in a church this is fed back to partner schools


Multicultural Day

  • Whole school celebration day
  • Children wear their own clothes and take part in a catwalk