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UNICEF- Rights Respecting School

UNICEF- RIGHTS RESPECTING SCHOOL AWARD

Puss Bank School has been part of the UNICEF Rights Respecting Schools Award scheme since Autumn 2014.

We are a Rights Respecting School!

Awarded Level 1 in November 2016

 

What is a Rights Respecting School and why are we involved?

 

“The UNICEF UK Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA) supports schools across the UK to embed children’s human rights in their ethos and culture. The award recognises achievement in putting the UN Convention on the Right of the Child (UNCRC) at the heart of a school’s practice to improve well-being and help all children realise their potential. The award is based on principles of equality, dignity, respect, non-discrimination and participation. The initiative started in 2006 and schools involved in the Award have reported a positive impact on relationships and well-being, leading to better learning and behaviour, improved academic standards and less bullying.”

learn more at:

http://www.unicef.org.uk/rights-respecting-schools/

Introducing our Children's Rights Ambassadors

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Hannah and Carrie represented our school at the Cheshire East Children Rights Conference in November 2015 which was held at Manchester Metropolitan University.  They spent time organising the conference with help from the Children's Society.  When they came back to school they took over assembly and presented what they had done at the conference.

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!

 

Peace Day Photos September 2016

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.

Volunteers at the Bring and Buy sale

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!

 

Enjoying a Fairtrade breakfast

 

 

 

For a full list of children's rights, in child friendly language, and for more information on the award, read the documents below........

Child Friendly Rights.pdf

Information About RRSA.pdf