RIGHTS RESPECTING AWARD
WE ARE A SILVER RIGHTS RESPECTING SCHOOL! 12.11.19
We are delighted to announce we have achieved our SECOND Rights Respecting Schools award and are now a Silver Rights Respecting School. It is a huge achievement for all members of our school and school community. A big shout out to the parent volunteers who came in to talk to our three RRS visitors, to the staff who gave up their time, to the children who were part of the focus group, the RRSA and the amazing tour guides. They were so impressed with every child they encountered and said that all children were an asset to the school, and the respect they showed for each other was wonderful! Well done to our ambassadors for all of their hard work in getting us ready for the visit.
School Lunch Food Tasting Event (05.11.19) – Article 24
Today, P4 School Action Nutrition Group (SNAG) team organised a super school lunch tasting session. Thank you so much to Kath and Helen in the kitchen for doing all the cooking. We had lots of different school lunches to taste and got stamps for each thing tried. Our school lunches are nutritionally balanced meals which give children the nutrients and energy they need to perform to the best of their ability. Lots of children discovered they liked dinners they didn’t expect. We hope to see a rise in school lunches.
Well done P4!
Guest Speaker (04.11.19) – Article 24 and Article 42
Thank you to Kathleen Murray (Peter’s Nanna) for coming in to talk to the Rights Respecting Ambassadors about her job as a lecturer at the UHI. As part of her job, she teachers others about the rights. We also got the opportunity to talk to her about our work here in school.
Today we launched OutRight. Our ambassadors did a fantastic job of doing this. We listened to a rights song, discussed what OutRight is and even did a little quiz at the end. OutRight is a campaign which gives children the vehicle in which to learn about their rights, educate others and shout about what is important to them.
UNICEF BLOG – ‘VOICES OF YOUTH’
‘Voices of Youth’ is a UNICEF blogging platform and an excellent way for young people to have their voices heard on issues regarding their rights. You can find it here: Voices of Youth blog
BBC PODCAST – ‘HEAR ME’
“Raw personal stories on what it’s like growing up in Britain today, as told by BBC Young Reporters. Young people share their own stories in their own words, with authenticity and honesty. This five-part series will see a new episode published by BBC Young Reporter every Friday.” This new BBC podcast is for young people, by young people, discussing issues which are relevant to them. You can find it on the link below:
Our RRSAmbassadors are currently working alongside the Pupil Council to create our new Playground Charter. This charter will hold the Values, Vision and Aims of the school hand in hand with the rights of the child. We are currently gaining feedback and views from the children across the school by holding class meetings. Watch this space for an update on how we get on!
OUR STEPS TOWARDS SILVER
Now we have our Bronze Award, we are thinking ahead to our ‘Silver Award: Rights Aware’. The Rights Respecting Ambassadors are working hard to drive forward the rights, we have had lots of assemblies which teach about the rights, our ‘Pupil Voice’ board is being well utilised and we are hearing lots of rights language being used in discussions.
Watch this space for more updates as we continue on our rights respecting path.
BRONZE AWARD – RIGHTS COMMITTED
We are delighted to announce we have achieved our Bronze Award – Rights Committed. This is a huge achievement for the school, well done to everyone. We are now working towards our Silver Award – Rights Aware. It is a very exciting time for Kirkhill Primary School and we hope to bring the community with us along the way.
Rights Secret Agents
Our RRSA have decided they would like to give out stickers to those that are respecting the rights. They will be looking out for children upholding the rights in the classroom, playground and the corridors. Each sticker entitles the receiver to one house point. Can you earn yourself a sticker?