We are very excited to announce that we achieved our bronze Rights Respecting Award last week which we celebrated with a fun rights respecting day!
Each class started by completing activities to reinforce the difference between wants and needs - ultimately understanding children's rights. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) was then explored further through an exciting outdoor scavenger hunt to unlock a secret code, quizzes, games and songs.
Children split into house teams for part of the morning with each house exploring a different article in the convention through a range of engaging tasks.
Rowling house designed a clean water filter and looked at article 24 (the right to clean water). Article 31 (the right to relax and play) was explored by Morpurgo house and a mini talent show was hosted by Wilson house as they explored article 29 (the right to an education that develops your talents and abilities).
What does your name mean? Walliams house found out the answer to this as they explored article 7 (the right to a name). Creative masks were made by Dahl house as they focused on article 13 (freedom of expression). Finally, differences were celebrated by Donaldson house through article 2 (the right to protection from discrimination).
We even had time to host a competition to design a rights respecting mascot. The winner will be announced in a special assembly this week. Its safe to say we are well on our way to becoming a rights respecting school.