Rights Knights Community Group 20th January 2017

Today the Rights Knights had their first community group of the new year.

Our key focus today was about conflict and war.

Article 38 -Governments must do everything they can to protect and care for children affected by war. Governments must not allow children under the age of 15 to take part in war or join the armed forces.
The first activity was ‘To be safe I need…’

Think about all aspects of your daily life. What do you need during their days in order to feel safe and protected?

Our top suggestions were…shelter, family, enough food and clean water, police and emergency services.

Do you think our list would be the same as people who are affected by conflict?

What might be the same?

What might be different?

We then played the pencil game!

  • The aim of the game is to get a good education for children.
  • This is shown by making pencils out of paper, using a stencil.
  • The pencil must be cut out.
  • The tips must be coloured in with a coloured pencil.
  • Rewrite the future must be written on the pencil.
  • The more pencils the group makes, the greater level of education you have accessed.

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After conflict broke out we found out how that affected the education that people recieved, for example transport was disrupted so supplied were no longer able to get to school.

For the second part of the session we took part in 1 million stars to end world violence project.

We weaved stars and stars from across the world will come together in a large installation during the Commonwealth Games in 2018.

To find out more please see: http://www.onemillionstars.net/

Healthy Heroes Cookbook

This year the Healthy Heroes Community Group have decided they would like to raise money for a water cooler in the annexe building. We plan to design and create a multicultural recipe book of family favourites.

We would greatly appreciate if you could send in any recipes that are favourites at home. We would like anything from a scrumptious starter, a mouth -watering main or a delicious dessert. These can be hand written or typed and sent in to your child’s class teacher or send directly by email to the office. Please include a recipe title, ingredients and step-by-step method. Once our recipe book has been created, these will be available to purchase just in time for Christmas!

Please ensure these recipes are sent in by Wednesday 9th November at the latest.

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Eco Warriors – Term 1

We have carried out our Eco Audit to help us decide what our main focus areas will be this year. They are Energy, Sustaining Our World, Food and the Environment and Litter.

Our Eco Warriors group worked with the RSPB to create a Bug Hotel in the playground and had a new resident checked in within minutes! We have also made bird feeders to encourage the birds to come to the playground.

We also worked on our Stockbridge Eco Code, making a few changes and started developing a rap to remind everyone what we need to do. We will be taking part in the RCHS Daffodil Competition again this session and working with RSPB and Small Steps to reduce our global footprint.

 

RRS Community Group – Campaign March

Our Rights Respecting Schools community group have been continuing to campaign to ensure that all children within Stockbridge (and the whole school community) are aware of the UN Charter of the Rights of the Child.

They planned an event as part of UNICEF’s OutRight campaign to raise awareness of the Rights of the Child on the Anniversary of the UN charter on 20th November, within the local community.

You may have seen and heard them marching in the cold and rain on Friday morning!. Thank you to Miss Collier and Miss Mistry for organising it, to the children for being so enthusiastic and to all our parent helpers for making it possible.

We were even featured in the Evening News!

Click on this link to see our feature in the Evening News!

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RRS Community Group Meeting – 06.11.15

Pupils from Primary 1 to Primary 7 joined for a Community Group meeting on 6th November 2015. We are participating in the Outright campaign 2015.

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OutRight is a special campaign for Rights Respecting Schools that empowers you to speak out about children’s rights and celebrate the anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Malala Yousafzai

  • We learned about Malala who was shot in 2012 by the Taliban for speaking out on girls’ rights to education in Pakistan.
  • She continues to campaign for girls’ education and for peace.
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIqOhxQ0-H8
  • P6 went to a pupil premiere on Wednesday and they shared some of their learning with us.

Happy, healthy and safe

  • We discussed and wrote down ideas of what we need to keep us happy, healthy and safe.
  • Together we shared these and decided which ones were wants and needs.

Outright Campaign

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We learned about humanitarian emergencies around the world and how they affect children and young people’s rights.

We used photos illustrating humanitarian emergencies around the world to discuss what we could see in the photo and what rights were being affected and denied to children.

We ended our Community Group meeting discussing what we can do to spread the word and join in the Outright campaign. Our aim is to raise our voice and views about the importance of promoting and protecting children’s rights in humanitarian emergencies around the world. We’ll keep you updated!

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Community Groups Update 06.11.15

We had our first Community Groups meeting of the Term on Friday 6th November and all children met together for a short Sharing Assembly following this.
The Rights Respecting Schools Group told us about a P6 trip to watch a film about Malala and her struggle to try and ensure equality for girls.
The Eco Committee worked in 3 groups. They were planning and preparing for Switch Off Fortnight which is part of our Energy Month Focus this month, investigating the animals that use our playground and planning
how and where to build Bug Hotels with the RSPB, and surveying our painted playground games, thinking about what they would like repainted.
The Global Giants have set up a food bank to support those in need in the community as well as creating art work to frame and give to local elderly residents to cheer them up and brighten their homes.
The Healthy Heroes were planning the launch of their Fruity Fridays campaign and spent time auditing our Loose Play equipment so that we can plan what to add to it and create activity cards to support their play.
We next meet on 27th November.