We participated in the World’s Largest Lesson where we thought about one action that we could take now that would have a positive impact on the environment; one thing that we could do immediately and encourages others to do too. We pledged to carry out our action to make a difference to our environment.
The Global goals link to many of our Rights Respecting articles including:
Article 12: Every child has the right to have a say in all matters affecting them, and to have their views taken seriously.
A big thank you to all of the children who submitted Rights Respecting work during the lock down.
We have been very busy continuing to think about our rights during this challenging time. We have expressed our feeling through speeches, monologues, guess the article quiz and reflective art work.
“I enjoyed expressing my thoughts through art while thinking about Article 19. It gave me time to think about other children and the dangers they face.” – Fariza 4S
As part of Fairtrade Fortnight, the Year 3 and 4 children organised a Fairtrade Craft Fayre. It was a massive success, raising over £200. An amazing round of applause to all of the children who gave up their time to make such unique crafts for a very worthwhile cause, and a big Thank You to all the children who were involved in the buying and selling. I was blown away by the amazing creations and the inventiveness of the products on sale. We had friendship bracelets, pencil toppers, key rings, picture frames a wide variety of bookmarks and origami in all shapes and sizes.
The Year 5 and 6 Fairtrade Fayre was a roaring success. A big Thank You to those children who supported us, and an even bigger Thank you to the children who gave up their time, to make the wonderful creations we sold. I don’t think we have ever seen such innovative ideas. We had artists, origami experts, jewellery and bookmark designers and lemonade and milkshake makers to name but a few. Fabulous! We raised over £150. This will be sent to the Fairtrade charity and help children achieve their rights.
As part of Children’s Mental Health week, our Rights Respecting Ambassadors introduced Worry Monster boxes, to their class. Ambassadors will regularly encourage children to post any worries they have, into the Worry Monster so that they can be dealt with quickly and individually, by their class teacher.
Articles 12 and 24 state that children have ‘a right to voice their opinions and be safe and well.’
Congratulations, Eco Warriors and Rights Respecting Ambassadors for becoming runners up in the South East Region, Sustainable Energy Awards. Thanks to your campaign, the local community is aware of the quality of air in our area and know ways of how to reduce their exposure to polluted air and ways to prevent pollution.
The Year 5 and 6 Fairtrade Fayre was a roaring success. A big Thank You to those children who supported us, and an even bigger Thank you to the children who gave up their time, to make the wonderful creations we sold. I don’t think we have ever seen such innovative ideas. We had artists, origami experts, jewellery and bookmark designers and lemonade and milkshake makers to name but a few. Fabulous! We raised over £150. This will be sent to the Fairtrade charity and help children achieve their rights
A big thank you to all of you who entered the Rights Respecting School Poster Competition. The standard was very high. Many of you created eye-catching designs, which showcased the ethos of our Rights Respecting School. On judging day, the Rights Respecting Ambassador entered into deep discussions to decide on the winning entries. The winners were Evelyn, Nyla and Maryam. We would also like to thank those parents who entered into the parent category.
The children involved in the Redbridge Air Action Campaign took park in a celebration assembly at Glade Primary School. Several different schools from across the borough came together to show case their work. We walked around the local area to make people aware of air pollution. We presented to other local schools and to the Mayor of Redbridge.
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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
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.
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.