Rights-Respecting Schools Ambassadors
Our Rights-Respecting Ambassadors will be working hard around school this year:
*making sure that every class has a Class Charter linked to the UNCRC - and are using it!
*leading assemblies about children's rights
*taking part in campaigns to increase awareness of the work of UNICEF and on children's rights
*teaching lessons in classes about children's rights and the global goals
This year is a very exciting year for the Rights-Respecting Schools Ambassadors as we will be applying for re-accrediation of our Gold status!
Our RRS Ambassadors worked very hard in yesterday's meeting - thinking of lots ways in which we are teaching our school community about children's rights and other ideas on how we can improve this further. We are preparing for re-acreditation for the gold level of the award so spent time looking at the criteria for each strand of the application form.
We are proud of the work we have already done, and are continuing to do, that link to children's rights:
*Fundraising e.g. Sponsored Read for Ukraine, Comic Relief, Children in Need, cake sale for Oxfam, supporting the local food bank, raising money for our own school - buying new playground equipment to support children's mental health and wellbeing
*Using Picture News/Newsround/ First News - developing ourselves as global citizens
*Our learning in PSHRE and RE
*Our 'Lyme Pupil Passports' - visits and visitors, experience days e.g. our local MP talking to Y3 about his role in the community
Some of our plans for next half term are:
*Teach lessons across the school - focusing on the younger year groups who have not had as much exposure to assemblies/ lessons about them.
*Meet with all the school staff and talk to them about children's rights - spending extra time with new teachers and teaching assistants.
*Plan activities in Arts Week which link to the rights of the child so that we can show how important they are to us.
*Design information leaflets and other resources to tell parents and families about our rights.
*Contact other schools and see if they would like to know more about our work on children's rights.
*Design and make a child-friendly Equality Policy and think about how we can incorporate this into assemblies.