Dignity Action Day 2018


Fidem Servavi in action

Over the last week or so & as part of the Aspire leadership programme being delivered at St Wilfrid’s Catholic High School. Mrs McDonnell-Spencer in Religious Education has successfully worked with her Aspire mentor Miss Morris to create resources and promote the Dignity Action Day (DAD) campaign for 2018 with staff and students from years 7, 8 and 9.

As dignity champions Mrs McDonnell-Spencer and Miss Morris believe strongly that we should all take personal responsibility to make the difference in whatever small way that we can to bring about a positive change and improvement in our dignity standards for all people in life.

The DAD project was mainly aimed at lower school; years 7, 8 & 9 and included things like:

*Participating in the launch collective worship assembly delivered by Mrs McDonnell-Spencer to years 7, 8 & 9.

*Sharing in Dignity themed daily prayer opportunities during form time.

*Active & creative involvement during the Digni-tree weekly PSHCE project lesson for all 90 lower school forms to collectively produce their own mini form Digni-tree display to inspire them to always be dignified in their hearts, minds and actions.

*Staff and students alike were given their own copy of the Dignity Action Day 10 point principles keepsake card to encourage them to teach others and continue the good work to widen the network of support for the DAD 18 campaign in the local community.

*The lower school form groups were also set an additional daily dignity challenge during February to help reaffirm and embed the 10 dignity do principles in their daily lives.

*We hope to create a whole school larger Digni-tree display which will be created from the key ideas taken from the individual form groups and displayed in a central area of the school to truly capture and promote the importance of dignity for all life.

Take a look at the Dignity Do principles below & if you feel inspired. Why not get involved?

1.Have zero tolerance of all forms of abuse

2.Support people with the same respect you would want for yourself or your family

3.Treat each person as an individual by offering a personalized service

4.Enable people to maintain the level of independence, choice & control

5.Listen & support people to express their needs & wants

6.Respect people’s right to privacy

7.Ensure people feel able to complain without fear of retribution

8.Engage well with all staff & students

9.Assist people to maintain confidence & positive self-esteem

10.Act to alleviate people’s loneliness & isolation


To find out more or to become a dignity champion. Please visit www.dignityincare.org.uk

Let’s put our hearts, minds and actions together to help towards making a self-sustaining force to be reckoned with.

Fidem Servavi

Yours in Christ

Mrs McDonnell-Spencer


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