Force for Positive Change
At Kingfisher, in addition to academic excellence, we want children to develop the talents and characteristics they need to flourish as individuals, equipping them to manage the challenges and responsibilities they will face growing up.
Through our school driver ‘Force for Positive Change’ (F4+C), our pupils know that they can make a difference and that their voices are heard. Kingfisher students are vocal and understand the issues that impact their lives.
Children become agents of change within the school, local and wider community, utilising their subject knowledge and skills to make a real, meaningful difference.
From fund raising events for charities, to writing persuasive letters to the Home Office, children learn that every effort counts when playing an active role in making a positive impact on society.
On this page you will find out more about what initiatives the children have been involved in, as well as their learning.
Find out more from the children themselves too.
At Kingfisher we always say:
WE ARE A FORCE FOR POSITIVE CHANGE!
Biggest ever art exhibition - Force for Positive Change helps 'Operation Smile'
The whole school took part in a huge display of art and design.
There were individual pieces to class work.
Proud mums and dads were able to see the work their children had done for the show. Just like a real art gallery there was music, refreshments and finger food.
As part of the school’s #Force4PositiveChange initiative money was also raised for a charity.
Operation Smile is dedicated to improving the lives of children with cleft conditions, through access to safe, free surgery and comprehensive cleft care.
Campaigning for justice for the Windrush generation
The Voice newspaper interviewed the children and produced an article about the children and their campaign. You can read the full article here.
Year 5 also took part in a national radio programme all about the letter the pupils had written to the Home Secretary, Priti Patel, calling for an end to the Windrush scandal.
The author, politician, activist and historian Patrick Vernon OBE and Sinai, a journalist from the Voice and of radio station Colourful, came into the school to interview the children.
Patrick said he was really impressed with the children's eloquent statements and said he hoped that all schools were like Kingfisher, were the pupils had a voice and a passion to get positive change in the world.
MP at Kingfisher for campaign launch
Local MP launches the initiative
Enfield North MP, Feryal Clark, helped us to launch the initiative at the school on Tuesday, 9 November.
As part of the launch she opened our wonderful new digital and photographic gallery celebrating ‘Inspirational Children’ in our school and from across the world. and declared: "This is a brilliant initiative from Kingfisher. Absolutely wonderful to empower children."
The gallery already has over 20 examples of inspiring children and how they have been able to be a force for positive change themselves.
We enjoyed welcoming Feryal to the school and letting her know all about A Force for Positive Change.
She said she would tell Parliament about us if she gets the chance.