We are progressing well on our journey to become a Rights Respecting School and all children now have a good understanding of their rights and those of children around the world as listed in the UN convention of rights for a child. In our school we want to ensure that children have the right to learn, play, be safe and keep fit and healthy. To achieve these, children have produced charters which are rules we follow. The following charters are displayed around school as a reminder of how we all achieve our rights.
At the start of the year, we discussed how we could ensure our rights were being met in our classrooms. Children have many rights (as listed in the UN Convention on the rights of a child) but at school, we mostly have the right to learn, be safe and play.
Our class generated the following charter which we will follow in order to receive our rights:
LINK TO ARTICLES
We have the right to…
- A clean, safe school and environment
- Use school equipment
- Be treated fairly and kindly
- Be healthy
- Express ideas
Our new playground charter was discussed in each class and then the school council decided which rules would be best suited to our school. This is linked to article 31 which states that all children have the right to relax, play and take part in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities.
All children during playtimes follow the rules that are displayed on the playground signs:
- Use kind hands and feet
- Take turns
- Be polite
- Use kind words
- Be a good role model
- Look after our equipment
- Look after each other
- Tell the teacher if someone is hurt
Our lunchtime charter has been carefully considered as we want lunchtime to be a time when children are given healthy food and drink in an environment which is clean and tidy (article24)
- Wash hands before eating
- Try to eat all of your lunch.
- Drink lots of water or milk.
- Use toilets sensibly remembering to flush.
- Always walk around school.
- Stay where an adult can see you.
We will be having a visit from a Unicef advisor on 26th April who will judge us on whether we are ready to receive our level 1 award. We will let you know when we succeed.