During the Autumn and Spring terms members of three pupil voice groups (Rights Respecting Ambassadors, Eco Warriors and Planet Protectors) are taking part in a borough-wide project called Redbridge Air Action.
The project aims to inform pupils and the wider community about the quality of our air and provide strategies to reduce our exposure to air pollution.This supports our right to a safe and clean environment as stated in article 24 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Our campaign started off with a whole school assembly and on Friday the children put up air diffuser test tubes around the local neighbourhood. These will collect air particles and give an indication of pollution levels. In two weeks time, we will take them down and we will analyse the results. Watch this space for what we find and for more activities as we continue with our campaign
Poppy planting at Clayhall Park
On Friday the 9th of November, the Rights Respecting Ambassadors met with local councillors and members of the local community to mark the centenary of the end of the first world war. At our local park, the children read their remembrance poems and laid a range of poppy symbols as a mark of respect. After listening to their poems, their audience remarked on the depth of understanding and empathy the children displayed.
UNICEF visit with Belgian delegates
We were very proud to be chosen by UNICEF as a showcase school for the Rights Respecting Gold Award. Earlier this week, we were visited by UNICEF and a number of delegates from Belgium. They were interested in our Rights Respecting journey and how we maintain our gold status. The Rights Respecting Ambassadors did a fantastic job of showing them all that we do. At the end of the visit, our visitors said how impressed they were with the value our pupils place on their rights. They also commented on the articulation and confidence of our Rights Respecting Ambassadors. Well done, you did us proud.