Day for Change 2014

We will be taking part in this year’s Day for Change on Friday 7th February. This year, it will focus on Education and every child’s right to go to school. We will also be linking it with languages and thinking about schools in different countries. We are very keen for the children, and any willing parents, to share their experiences of schools in other countries. We will also be having a non-uniform day to raise money for Unicef.

More details will follow and a letter will be sent home nearer the date.

Happy New Year!

Welcome back and Happy New Year from the RRSA Steering Group! This year we are hoping to achieve our RRSA Level 1 and are looking forward to being assessed later in the term.

Our whole school topic focus this half term is a Geography one, so during our meeting this week, the children in the steering group chose some articles to link to this. They chose:

Article 10: governments must act quickly and sympathetically if a child or their parents want to live together in the same country. If a child’s parents live apart in different countries, the child has the right to visit both of them.

Article 30: every child has the right to learn and use the language, customs and religion of their family, regardless of whether these are shared by the majority of the people in the country where they live.

Article 8: governments must respect every child’s right to a name, nationality and family ties.

We look forward to hearing about what each class does around these articles.

 

 

The Right’s Respecting displays around school receive our stamp of approval!

Some of the steering group children have been around school this afternoon looking for displays that are linked to one of the articles of the CRC. We found lots and gave them our stamp of approval- a picture of Rights Respecting Robby Robot! We will be keeping a look out for any more displays that are linked to children’s rights and have an article attached to them.

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Trip to Rome!

From the 19th-22nd November some of the staff and children from our school visited a school in Rome as part of the Comenius project. The Comenius project is a project linking schools from different countries to develop an understanding of different cultures by exploring children’s rights. We took 3 children from our RRSA Steering group and visited the Istituto Comprensivo Viale Adriatico, where we met teachers and children from Poland, Greece and Turkey too. We had an absolutely fantastic experience and we are excited to tell the rest of school about it in the Wednesday and Thursday assemblies this week.

Here are some photos of some of our experiences whilst in Italy. Come along to the assemblies to find out more!

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