Runnymede St Edward's Catholic Primary

Part of the Edmund Rice family of schools ‘Inspire, Challenge and Support through Faith’

Magna Carta

The Magna Carta Liberatum (Latin for “Great Charter of Freedoms”), commonly called Magna Carta, is a royal charter of rights agreed to by King John of England at Runnymede, near Windsor, on 15 June 1215.  It was initially created as a means to maintain peace and freedom.


The Magna Carta is one of the most important documents in history as it established the principle that everyone is subject to the law and guaranteed the rights of individuals, the right to justice and the right to a fair trial.


Here at Runnymede, we urge all of our Young Edwardians to take full advantage of everything our wonderful school has to offer.  We seek to ensure that our pupils make the most of their learning journey, and use their time here as a stepping stone to unleashing the benefits and opportunities education and experiences can bring.


As an Edmund Rice school, we follow the ‘8 Essentials of Edmund Rice Education’ and try to link these to our curriculum and all that we do as Young Edwardians as much as possible.


To achieve a Runnymede St Edward’s Magna Carta Award (Magna, Major and Maximus), you must complete each task from the relevant column and provide, in an organised folder, evidence for each task. This could be photographs, certificates, reports or written notes from people involved. Any evidence to support that you have completed the task would be really useful.  Where possible, try to explain how the completion of the task links to one of the ‘8 Essentials of Edmund Rice Education’.   


Once completed, submit your portfolio of evidence to your class teacher.  This will then be checked and, providing that you have submitted evidence to prove that you have completed each task, you will be rewarded with a relevant lapel pin badge in recognition of your efforts.


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