I am delighted to inform you that following our accreditation visit today we have been awarded our Rights Respecting Schools Silver Award. This is a result of a huge amount of work that that gone into learning about and promoting children’s rights over a number of years. A big thank you to Miss Collier for leading the Rights Knights this year and all of the staff, children and parents who have been part of this journey! This means we have achieved our Green Flag and Silver Award in this academic year – Go Team Stockbridge!
Some pupils in the village of Mpeni in Malawi currently have to walk 6km to get to school and walk 6km to get back from school every day, as there are not enough classrooms at our partner primary school. As such, we have decided to fundraise for additional classrooms. Each class has been participating in fundraising activities throughout the year, and we completed a sponsored walk.
On Tuesday 27th March Primary 1 – 3 classes completed a 6km sponsored walk. Thank you to Scotmid for donating water and snacks to keep us going.
We did it!! Thank you to all staff and parent helpers.
Look at our route:
Article 29: Your education should help you use and develop your talents and abilities. It should also help you learn to live peacefully, protect the environment and respect other people.
In assembly today we launched our Food 4 Food February campaign for 2017. All proceeds will go to our partner school, Mpeni Primary in Malawi. What treat can you give up to help feed our friends in Malawi?
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.
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.
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/
Our new social skill is friendship. All classes will be focusing on what a good friend is, as well as thinking about what friendship looks, sounds and feels like.
Every child has the right to meet with other children and to join groups and organisations, as long as this does not stop other people from enjoying their rights.