A PRIMARY school has made a 'roaring' start to the year with a day dedicated to their set of values.

Wellington Lions Primary, in Tidworth, began the new year with newly founded vision and values. Lions’ pupils started the week with a day dedicated to their PRIDE values and visions. Jake Bailey, Headteacher gave pupils an input into some very exciting changes to come.

The values of perseverance, respect, independence, daring and their motto of ‘everybody working together to be the best they can be’, were carefully selected by Jake and his team to meet the vision and mission for the school. The school is looking at a house system that will work alongside this.

The school will be welcoming their very own mascot, but before he can start at Wellington Lions pupils were tasked with the important job of designing a t-shirt for him to match alongside his fellow classmates. Alongside a new t-shirt Lion’s mascot will need a name, with pupils entrusted to give him a name that would get a roar of approval.

Jake Bailey said: "Our new vision, which is now up on the school's website, encompasses what we want for our children here at Wellington Lions. We want to hear our children roar and to do this we aim to provide an educational experience that fosters perseverance, respect, independence, and courage through being daring which will set our pupils on a path to a bright and promising future to be the best they can be.

"We started the day with an assembly where the children were given time to think about each of the new values and what they mean to them. The message that the school is a family similar to that of a lion's pride was also expressed. Every child that passes through our school will always be a Lion."