Article of the Fortnight: Article 4: Governments must do all they can to make sure every child enjoys their rights by creating systems and passing laws that promote and protect children’s rights.
We are pleased to announce that we have recently achieved our Level 1 Rights respecting Schools Award. The assessor complimented how well the children knew their rights and was impressed with the way in which the school consider all children’s opinions and include them in decision making processes.
We are now working towards our Level 2 Award and will be looking to get involved with community events, learn more about global goals and become active citizens to support others in developing their knowledge of the Convention for the Rights of a Child.
We are pleased to annouce that Recpetion class have completed the FairTrade – FairAware Award for our school. Well done Reception!
This year the children are aiming to be active citizens on a local, national and global level. The children have participated in a team day in order to explore the possible projects they could persue. They then voted for the project that they would most like to campaign for within their class. The projects are as follows:
Reception – Fairtrade
Year 1 – Improving the School’s Play Facilities
Year 2 (Miss Davison) – How are Rights Met in Sri Lanka?
Year 2 (Miss Allchurch) – What is Poverty?
Year 3 – What do we Believe?
Year 4 – Keeping Healthy
Year 5 (Mrs Hardman) – Parliament
Year 5 (Mrs Wellburn) – Carbon Footprint
Year 6 – Improving the Community
The children will lead their project and decide how they want to explore and promote rights and the global goals through their projects. If any parents would like to get involved please contact Mrs Deinali for more information.
Here are some of the fantastic Rights Respecting charters you can find throughout the school.
Our Rights Respecting School week which took place in the week beginning 8th February was a huge success. The children explored their rights through the story ‘Goldilocks’. Each class took a right and completed a range of work around it. Year 2 enjoyed learning about ‘the right to privacy’ whilst Reception leanred about ‘the right to and identity’. It was also lovely to see so many parents taking an interest in our work that we had completed and taking the time to come to Year 1’s ‘Breakfast Cafe’. We hope you enjoyed all of the tasty breakfasts that Year 1 designed and made!
We have recently taken part in a range of fundraising events including UNICEF’s Day for Change, Save the Children’s Den Day and Cancer Research’s Race For Life. Take a look at the fun we have had:
We raised a fantastic total of £175.75 for the charity Save the Children!
We are always looking for parents who would like to take a more active role in Rights Respecting Schools. We have a steering group that plans and monitors the impact of the award upon our school. Dates for meetings will be mentioned on the school newsletter.