British Value – Individual Liberty

Year 4


All children have been learning about British Values.  At our school we promote British Values in order to prepare our children for life in modern Britain.

Working in collaboration with artist-in-residence Andrew Tims, children from Year 4 produced photomontages based on the British Value – Individual Liberty.  Using a range of imagery, including photographs of the young artists, the children created ‘scenes’ that they felt encapsulated the term.

Throughout the creative process the children were able to discuss the meaning of ‘individual liberty’ and below are three examples.

”It’s about having the freedom to do what you want as long as it’s within the law and you’re safe”

 “Freedom, choices, safety, rules”

 “I can make choices, what I eat for lunch and what I wear”

 The seven artworks, produced in small groups, include birds and butterflies being released into the air, illustrating the children’s interpretation of Individual Liberty being about ‘freedom’ and ‘human rights’ in Britain.