UNICEF- RIGHTS RESPECTING SCHOOL AWARD
Puss Bank School has been part of the UNICEF Rights Respecting Schools Award scheme since Autumn 2014.
In this time we have introduced the idea of being a Rights Respecting School to our school community and have achieved our Recognition of Commitment, we are currently waiting to be assessed for Level 1.
What do we do at Puss Bank School?
At Puss Bank School, we have a wonderful Student Council who are democratically voted in by their peers who are also our Rights Respecting School Officers. The children vote for a boy and girl from each class to represent them. They meet weekly to discuss ideas, events and theme day activities depending on the time of year and any other items on the agenda
They are ably assisted by are many other officers around the school who are members of other committees who all work together to support our work to make the world a more harmonious and caring place. These include the Anti-Bullying Ambassadors, the Eco-Council, the Fair Trade committee and the numerous officers in Year 6 who lead us in many initiatives throughout the year.
Theme Days 2016-2017
International Day of Peace Wednesday 21st September
We celebrated the International Day of Peace by spelling out PEACE DAY on the KS2 playground. Our caretaker Mr Robinson was very helpful and courageous as he went on the roof to take the photos!
Theme Days 2015-2016
UNICEF- Day for Change
The committee asked the children in school for new ideas for fundraising and they came up with a long list! They decided on a Bring and Buy Sale. We held one in KS1 and one in KS2, it was a great success and we raised over £100 pounds to send to UNICEF.
Spring Theme Day- Fair Trade
We spent time considering how we have access to fresh clean water, free education and health care and how by a few small actions on our behalf we can change the lives of people who live far away from us in other less developed countries. We made Fair Trade bunting for our hall which we kept up all year to help us be always thinking about the farmer and food producers who grow our food. As a Fair Trade school we promote Fair Trade within our local community and so we organised a Fair Trade Breakfast and invited our parents. We had support from the Macclesfield Fairtrade committee, Sainsburys and Tescos who provided Bananas.
Jane and Steve Clare came to school who work for Traidcraft and spent time in Year 5, they had a talk and a baking session using Fair Trade products to bake delicious cakes which they sold alongside the Traidcraft stall at parents evening!