As you know, at the end of last year, we achieved our Level 1 award to become a Rights Respecting School. We are continually informing the children of their rights in the world today and we teach them sensitively about children who are less fortunate than ourselves.
Last year we taught the children about refugees and the plight of children who live in Syria. This involved us taking part in UNICEFs ‘Day for Change’ and dressing in the colour blue (the colour of UNICEF’s logo).
This year we are teaching the children that children’s rights are affecting our country too so we would like to raise money not only for UNICEF but for the NSPCC as well.
Therefore, we invite the children to dress up in anything ‘blue’ on Friday 20th October and bring in a small donation for these two amazing charities.
We thank you for your support.
March article of the month is Article 24
Our focus for our Rights respecting schools award at the moment is Article 24 of the UN convention for Children's Rights.
This states that every child has the right to the best possible health.
Members of our School Council have requested ideas from all classes to make a lunchtime charter, which will be displayed in the dining hall. We want to ensure lunchtimes are always enjoyable and lunches are both nutritious and healthy.
Last month Y2 pupils learnt how to conduct a debate. They were helped by local MP Alison McGovern. Children debated local issues around building proposals in Bebington. This linked with a geography unit about their locality.
Alison talked to the children about her role in Government and how children will be affected by decisions taken today. The children learnt how democracy works and how they can be part of the political process as they get older. This enabled the children to begin to realise they have the right to a say in matters affecting them and to have their views taken seriously.
Alison has a fortnightly column in the Wirral news where she wrote about how much she enjoyed visiting our school.
Rights Respecting Schools
Our article of the month for January is Article 14:
You have the right to choose your own religion and beliefs. Your parents should help you decide what is right and wrong, and what is best for you.
Children have been learning about Sikhism this month too. They’ve learnt about the 5Ks, places of worship, the holy book and symbols linked to the Sikh faith.
February Article of the Month is Article 30.
Every child has the right to learn and use the language, customs and religion of their family.
On the 15th of February it is Mother language day, we are having a special assembly and inviting children at our school to 'show off' their mother tongue.
On February 7th its safer internet day.
(Article 17 )
We will be having an assembly to remind the children how to keep safe at home and at school