Setting up circletimes is the start
of a process of involving children in school citizenship. Though the early
stages may belong with external control they help create an environment
conducive to real consultation, shared responsibility and decision-making.
Circletime helps children develop a
positive self-image. This frees them emotionally to behave more
co-operatively and look outwards at ways of addressing the needs of the
wider society. It places children in role as citizens not subjects.
the circle - worth taking time over before
circletimes can move on to give everyone an equal chance to contribute.