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Kirkby children work towards The Kirkby Child

by Laura Johnston

‘The Kirkby Child’ is a model made up of core values and skills that are important to pupils in Kirkby and are what all pupils can work towards in and out of school.

Kirkby High School came up with the idea of developing the model and because of the great reaction, all schools in Kirkby decided to get involved.

More than 50 values and skills were suggested by pupils at school council meetings which were then shared with the wider school community and local businesses. These were then narrowed down to the chosen nine values considered the most important for a child in Kirkby.

The Kirkby Child is:

  • Respectful
  • Honest and truthful
  • Positive attitude
  • Resilient
  • A good communicator
  • Confident
  • Committed and hardworking
  • Aspirational and ambitious
  • Polite

To launch The Kirkby Child, local school children shared their creation with local businesses and shoppers to spread the word. While this model has been designed for schools across Kirkby to work towards, everyone can take inspiration and aspire to be The Kirkby Child!

Cllr Margaret Harvey, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, said: “It’s great to see such positive collaboration happening in Kirkby. This sets a really strong example to other schools in Knowsley about what can be achieved when you work together. The Kirkby Child project really demonstrates how we can all strive to improve ourselves and I’m sure the children will be really inspired by this project.”