We can announce that we have been awarded Level 1 of the Rights Respecting School Award and have received the certificate. A huge well done and thank you to the children of the Steering Group for all their hard work. Thank you very much to the parents who also contributed and took part in the assessment. We are very proud to have this award!
Tomorrow we are being assessed for the Level 1 Rights Respecting Schools Award. The Steering Group have been working hard to get ready for the assessment and are very excited to show the assessor all the work we have been doing around children’s rights. We will keep you updated and let you know how we do!
This week has been Super Arts Week in school and it has been all around children’s rights. Each class picked one or two rights to focus on and have done art, drama, singing and dancing around those rights. The RRSA Steering group asked each class to produce posters illustrating the rights they chose, so that they can be displayed around school.
We are having assemblies today to show all the work that has been going on this week. Look out for photographs on your child’s class blogs and displays around school that will show what we have been doing.
This half term the focus in our Learning Challenge Curriculum is History and Music. The children in the RRSA Steering Group have chosen some of the children’s rights that link to this topic. They are as follows:
Article 17: Every child has the right to reliable information from the media. This should be information that children can understand. Governments must help protect children from materials that could harm them.
Article 29: Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full.
Article 31: Every child has the right to relax, play and take part in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities.
We raised £292 for UNICEF on our Day for Change! Thank you to everyone who took part and donated.
On Friday 7th February, our school will be supporting UNICEF UK’s Day for Change. It is a great opportunity for our pupils to learn about and raise money for children in other parts of the world.
In return for a donation of £1 to help UNICEF’s vital work, your child will join the pupils and staff of the school by changing their school routine and coming to school in their own clothes. All money will go to UNICEF. We will be looking at school life in other countries and comparing how similar or different they might be to our own. If there are any parents who have experienced going to school in another country, we would like to hear all about it! Please see your child’s class teacher to arrange a suitable time during the Friday to come in and share your experiences.
Every year, UNICEF UK’s Day for Change focuses on a different theme. In 2014, Day for Change is all about education. Going to school gives children the chance of a brighter future. But about 68 million children around the world still don’t have access to education.
Together, we can change this. By taking part in Day for Change, we can ensure that every child has the opportunity to go to school.
UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund, is the world’s leading organisation working for children and their rights. They work with families, local communities, partners and governments in more than 190 countries to help every child realise their full potential.
UNICEF supports children by providing health care, nutrition and education.
Thank you for your support for this worthwhile and educational day.
We would really like to invite parents to join our Steering group for the Rights Respecting School Award! Would you like to join? We are working really hard to achieve Level 1 of the award and mew meet every Thursday lunchtime at 12.20. If you would like to find out more, or volunteer to join our group, please see Mrs Powell, Mrs Whelan or Mrs Ali.