The Haven Church of England Methodist Primary School

The Haven Church of England Methodist Primary School

Let your Light Shine

Community and Living Well Together

What is a courageous advocate?

A courageous advocate is someone who supports, champions and speaks up for a cause that is important and meaningful to them. Courage is needed to persevere and stand up for something or someone you believe in, to make a difference.


At The Haven we want to support and encourage our children to become courageous advocates, not just locally but nationally and globally.

At some point in life we will all face challenges and need support to help us overcome these barriers. We teach our children that is important to help others regardless of where they come from or what their challenges are. We teach this in many ways; through our work on values, by links to the Bible, other faiths and world views as well as learning about other courageous advocates. We want our children to have confidence to discuss and debate big ideas, to challenge injustice and engage in activities that can bring about change on some level.

"Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy."

(Proverbs 31: 8-9)

Love in a Box ~ Christmas 2023

Love in action - our school’s vision, ‘…let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.’ Matthew 5:16

At the beginning of November, we welcomed Mick Trott from ‘Living Life Eastbourne’ to speak in our whole-school worship.  Mick told us all about how we might be able to show our connection with, and care for, other children who are much less fortunate than we are – some of the poorest children in Croatia.  He used John Wesley’s words to inspire us into action,

‘Do all the good you can,

By all the means you can,

In all the ways you can,

In all the places you can,

At all the times you can,

To all the people you can,

As long as ever you can.’