Our Article of the fortnight:
We are delighted to inform parents and carers that we have been accredited as ‘Gold’ by Unicef UK’s Rights Respecting School programme as a result of our continued commitment to the work.
Unicef is the world’s leading organisation working for children and their rights. The Rights Respecting Schools Award is granted to schools that show commitment to promoting and realising children’s rights and encouraging adults, children and young people to respect the rights of others in school.
Gold is the highest accolade given by Unicef UK and shows a deep and thorough commitment to children’s rights at all levels of school life.
We would like to say a huge ‘Thank You’ to our parents, carers and visitors for your continued support with all of our Rights Respecting work, and we hope that you will continue to support us as we work to maintain this high standard once again. Please click below for a link to our assessment report.
Rights Respecting Champions
Class 1: Leila and Beau
Class 2: Joey and Robyn
Class 3: Millie and Phoebe
Class 4: Tammi and Charlie
Our Fairtrade Tuckshop is held every fortnight with the proceeds going to our nominated charities. It is organised and run by members of our school council.
We held a RRSA conference and invited a selection of schools from Stockton and Middlesbrough. These were schools that where starting the RRSA journey. We led the children through a series of activities and taught them all about what it means to be a Rights Respecting School.
This year’s campaign is raising awareness about Climate Change. The whole school are learning about different aspects. We have created displays about some of the animals who are affected by Climate Change and enjoyed a visit from Zoo lab where we learnt about Life on Land linked to Global Goal 15. We had a whole School Walk to School week in May.
Our steering group wrote to Stockton Council about recycling and met with Mrs Hawes to discuss their findings and ask if we could start recycling more in school. We have been collecting batteries all year, an initiative led by Team Green.
We took part Outright campaign and held a special assembly. We were fortunate to be visited by staff and pupils from Whinstone Primary and our RRSA champions led a workshop about being a Rights Respecting School.
Every child too part in Send My Friend to School as part of World Refugee Day. Lots of thoughtful messages are displayed around our school.
Class 2 learnt about the story of the Good Samaritan and shared it with parents and grandparents in a special assembly.