Rights Respecting Schools Award
As a school we are committed to achieving our silver award. We were awarded the Bronze award in April 2018.
For more information about the Rights Respecting Schools award please visit: https://www.unicef.org.uk/rights-respecting-schools/the-rrsa/about-the-rrsa/
You have the right to education which develops your personality, respect for other’s rights and the environment.
Article 29 of the UNCRC says that a child or young person's education should help their mind, body and talents be the best they can. It should also build their respect for other people and the world around them. In particular, they should learn to respect:
their rights and the rights of others
their freedoms and the freedoms of others
the identity, language and values of countries including their own.
Education should prepare children and young people for a responsible life in a free society. It should teach them how to live in an understanding and tolerant way that is non-violent and that respects the environment.
VISIT FROM THE NSPCC
EQUALITY AND JUSTICE- EXPLORING HUMAN RIGHTS
Article 19: Government must do all they can to ensure that children are protected from all forms of harm by parents or anyone who looks after them.
All the children received a talk from the NSPCC. They were informed about the importance to speak out and stay safe. They were reminded about their right to be kept safe and be heard by trusted adults such as: teachers, parents, lunch staff, the headteacher, grandparents and siblings. They met Buddy from the NSPCC who shared examples of when things that are not ok and the right way to fix them.
black history month
Article 2 - You have the right to be treated fairly no matter your gender, race or culture
Black History Month, is an annual observance in Canada, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and the United States. It began as a way for remembering important people and events in the history of African people. In the United Kingdom, it is celebrated in October. To mark Black History Month this year at Redfield, each year group has been looking at a specific person and has been presenting their learning to the rest of the school. One of the parents helped Year Two to sing a song about Wangari Maathai, which they presented to the rest of the school.
Article 1 - Everyone under the age of 18 has all the rights of the Convention.
At the start of the year, all classes created Class Charters so they could agree on how everyone would be able to have their rights upheld.
Article 14: You have the right to choose your own religion and beliefs.
Article 30: You have the right to practice your own culture, language and religion - or any you choose
Year 4 took part in a Diwali dance workshop and then presented their dances to their parents and the rest of the school. First, we watched some Bollywood dances and started the first part of the routine. After learning the whole of the routine, we choreographed our own Diwali-inspired dances using ideas from the workshop. We were performing Diwali dances as part of our learning about the festival. Diwali is celebrated by Hindus and Sikhs. During Diwali, they give gifts, wear new clothes, have nice meals and spring-clean. Also, lamps are lit to help the goddess Lakshmi find her way back home. The story of Rama and Sita is often told at Diwali too:
There was once a handsome prince called Rama and his beautiful wife, Sita. One day, they were banished from his father’s kingdom with his brother, Lakshman and together they sought shelter in the forest. In the forest, there was an evil demon king named Ravana, who had ten heads and twenty arms. He kidnapped Sita because he wanted Sita to be his new wife. Rama and his brother searched everywhere for Sita. Eventually, they met a monkey king, Hanuman who offered to help them. Hanuman asked all of the monkeys to help find Sita. After some time, they found her on an island, so they started to build a bridge across the water to rescue her. When they arrived on the island, there was an enormous battle lasting four days against Ravana and his demons. On the fourth day, Ravana was defeated by a magic arrow to the chest from Rama’s bow. When the people heard that Ravana had been defeated and Sita was safe, they lit lamps to rejoice and guide their prince and princess home.
equality and justice - exploring human rights
Amnesty International Visit- Donnie Houser Thursday 17th May 2018
Article 1 - everyone under the age of 18 has all the rights of the Convention.
On Thursday the children were visited by Donnie Houser, a volunteer from Amnesty International UK https://www.amnesty.org.uk
She informed the children who Amnesty International UK are and the work that they do. She also spoke to them about human rights. This links brilliantly to our Learn Together curriculum and our strand on Equality and Justice where the children explore the rights and understand activating equality through positive action.
On the day Donnie shared a video with the children https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9_IvXFEyJo followed by some activities that the children participated in to show their understanding of wants and needs. The Year 3s then had a more focused look at Amnesty’s purpose.
‘I welcome refugees’ campaign that related to their work on the UNICEF Outright campaign.
soccer aid playground challenge
During our Health Week, all the children participated in a fundraising activity for Unicef, in which they competed to complete an obstacle course (designed by the children) as quickly as possible while dribbling, bouncing or carrying a football.
Shaun was enormously impressed by how positively all the children approached the Playground Challenge. Thanks to everyone's enthusiasm and generosity we raised over £90 for Unicef, which will be doubled by the government. This money will help to provide child refugees with safe spaces and the chance to access their right to play and to an education.