Rights Respecting School Award

JUNE 23 2017

Sustainable Development Goal 5

GIRLS NOT BRIDES 

Well done to Ruby and  her Pr 6 classmates for organising and running a charity day to raise awareness and money for Girls Not Brides.

 

Article 12 You have the right to give your opinion, and for adults to listen and take it seriously

Article 19 You have the right to be protected from being hurt and mistreated, in body or mind.

Article 36 You have the right to protection from any kind of exploitation (being taken advantage of).

“ABOUT GIRLS NOT BRIDES

Girls Not Brides is a global partnership of more than 700 civil society organisations from over 90 countries committed to ending child marriage and enabling girls to fulfil their potential.

Members are based throughout Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas. We share the conviction that every girl has the right to lead the life that she chooses and that, by ending child marriage, we can achieve a safer, healthier and more prosperous future for all.”

As well as wearing our pyjamas to school and paying £1, Pr 6 had all sorts of stalls – baking, beat the goalie, nail and face painting, guess how many sweets in the jar, basketball etc. Miss McLean and Miss MacArthur were spared a soaking as someone forgot the sponges!

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£439.33 was raised! Once again an incredible amount!

 

Rights Respecting Schools Level 1

Following our assessment today from Jenny Price, we have received oral feedback to say we have achieved our Level 1 status on our Rights Respecting Schools journey. Thank you to everyone who made today such a positive experience and helped to showcase our Children’s Rights work in such an informative and relevant way.

Pr 7 Child soldiers research

May Article of the Month

Article 38: You have the right to protection and freedom from war. Children under 15 cannot be forced to go into the army or take part in  war.

Sustainable Development Goal 16 Peace, Justice and Institutions

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Rights Respecting School Level 1 Assessment

We look forward to welcoming  Jenny Price to the school on Monday 8 May. Jenny will be our assessor for our Level 1 award. We hope she will enjoy finding out about all that we have been learning.

Open Afternoon Safer Internet Theme: March 16th 2017

Each class welcomed parents to share in our learning about safer internet  and mobile phone use. Mr John Darcy from NSPCC gave a presentation to the parents afterwards in the hall. We are aware of how to keep safe and make sensible choices for ourselves. Pr 6/7 looked at our rights and safety. Pr 7 designed board games.

Caley Thistle Calendars

The pupils who were down at the Tulloch Stadium last week were delighted to have received their Calendars. The team had signed them for everyone. Thank you to the Club for their hospitality and generosity.

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We were interested to hear from John Riches from Just Trading Scotland as our guest speaker at a special assembly today. He shared lots of information linked to the Sustainable Development Goals and how we can support some communities by buying their rice. Pr 5 are going to helping us with the 90 kg Rice Challenge. More details to follow soon.

Photo Shoot out and about!

The UNIKIDS team were down at Tulloch Stadium and at Inshes Coop today to develop our community partnerships with Inverness Caledonian Thistle and Fairtrade in Inverness. We hope to share our Global Goals work with Craig from Caley Thistle as part of his input to the match programmes and local newspaper articles.

Our Learning for Sustainability work was being photographed by Highland One World Group and IDEAS network (International Development Education Association of Scotland). The images will be used to promote and celebrate our work further. We also hope to try the 90kg Rice Challenge – more on that to come!

We had lots of fun trying to score goals and meeting the players. Thank you to everyone who made us feel so welcome and for the goodies we received from the Coop!

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MARCH – Article 29 and Sustainable Development Goal 13 Climate Action

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Fairtrade Fortnight

There are all sort of things going on around the school to celebrate and recognise Fairtrade Fortnight. This helps farmers around the world to receive a fair price for their products, protected rights and decent working conditions. Money is invested back in to their local community for health care, education, better quality seeds, tools and housing.

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Pr 7’s having their Fairtrade cuppa at breaktime!

Pr 7’s having their Fairtrade cuppa at breaktime!

Fairtrade goodies for our breaktime cuppa

Minutes from Meeting 5 10.2.17

Present at meeting: Unikids team (Ruby on trip)

 

 

Apologies:PC J Boundy, Mrs Campbell, Mr Darcy
Agenda item/Key Point                                 Action Needed   Action By  When?
Thank you from Holm Primary for a positive meeting. We hope to visit their school. Staff to liaise with times/dates that may be suitable. Mrs Murray

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March 24th (TBC)
February Rights Focus – Article 30 – reduced inequality and fair treatment for language, culture, religious groups, minorities. Classes to focus on that Staff and pupils Throughout February
Canteen Charter – reviewed our work from Meeting 3 (Nov 25th 2016)

 

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Return for next meeting 17.2.17

Agenda for Meeting 5 10.2.17

 

  1. Welcome and apologies
  2. Right of the Month February(Article 30 You have the right to practice your own culture, language and religion – or any you choose. Minority or indigenous groups need special protection of this right.

Sustainable Development Goal 10

Reduced Inequalities

  1. Canteen Charter

Share with class and come back with any amendments for next meeting.

  1. Level 1 assessment update

Date of next meeting  February 17th

Safer Internet Day

We have been thinking about keeping ourselves safe online and when using mobile phones as we get involved with Safer Internet day. PC Jim Boundy came along to take 2 workshops for us as part of our whole school approach to being careful when using devices and the internet. Classes are working on this focus which we will share with parents on our next Open Afternoon on March 16th 2017.

Article 17 You have the right to get information that is important to your well-being, from radio, newspaper, books, computers and other sources. Adults should make sure that the information you are getting is not harmful, and help you find and understand the information you need.

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.

February Focus

We had Parent interviews this week and we shared our revised Lochardil Values with everyone. Thank you to Pr 3/4 for their super display. Everyone helped to create it and the class have shared how they can show these values in our everyday lives. The values are linked to the UNCRC and the articles we look at from month to month. We are looking forward to everyone making a special display for our classroom doors.

Article 30 and Sustainable Development Goal 10 link together to help us think about inequalities between rich and poo and different cultures and religions.

Working together on our RRS Journey

We enjoyed sharing our rights activities with the Rights Respecting Group from Holm Primary School today. We gave them  a tour round some parts of the school and showed them our class and playground charters. They asked us questions about some of the things we have done and how we hope to get our Level 1 award. They showed us their big book of actions about their rights work and some of the learning classes have been doing. We liked their badges they wore to show they were in the Rights Group. The literacy study approach to learn about rights through stories was  a good idea too. We hope to go along to Holm Primary and see them again. It was so good to start a partnership with them.

Assembly Showing

Article 32 and 36

Thank you to Pr 3/4 for sharing all your interesting work about Child Labour. You told us about your Topic work  –  Children Long Ago and the kinds of things that children had to do.

In coal mines children would crawl through tunnels too narrow and low for adults. Children also worked as errand boys, chimney sweeps, shoe cleaners, or selling matches and some children worked as servants.  Working hours were long and conditions were harsh. Children used to eat the scraps of silk that gathered under the machines so that they wouldn’t lose any wages. The death rate among children then was high.

We enjoyed hearing about your learning.

 

 

Article of the Month and Sustainable Development Goal January

Article 32 You have the right to protection from work that harms you, and is bad for your health and education. If you work, you have the right to be safe and paid fairly.

Article 36 – You have the right to protection from any kind of exploitation.

Global Goal – 8

Open Morning – Rights of the Child 7.12.16

We enjoyed a busy morning today with lots of parents around to share in our rights work and see us try some activities linked with rights. Thank you to everyone who managed to come and for the positive feedback left by everyone.

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Rights Respecting Open Morning for parents/carers Pr 7

We look forward to welcoming the community into the school tomorrow to share some of our rights work.

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Pudsey at Lochardil

We were delighted to have Pudsey along to receive our Children in Need cheque! He joined us at assembly and he was so happy with the amount we had raised!

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UNIKIDS Meeting 3 Agenda 25.11.16

 

 

  1. Welcome and apologies
  2. Right of the Month and Sustainable Development Goal
  3. Results of our Pupil Audit from meeting 2.
  4. Ideas to work on – Action Plan
  5. Sharing information with parents – Open Morning (7.12.16)
  6. Class Charter/Playground charter/Dining hall charter
  7. Date of next meeting Jan 13th 2017 1.30 pm

Children in Need

Thank you to Pr 6 for organising our Children In Need charity day. Spots and cakes everywhere. The donations of baking were fantastic and the stalls proved very popular as usual. £630 was collected which was amazing. Lochardil got a mention on the BBC programme too. The money collected supports so many worthy causes across Britain. Lots of children’s rights are supported through this national event.

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Article of the Month and Sustainable Development Goal November

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Article of the Month and the Sustainable Development Goal

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UNIKIDS Meeting

Agenda 

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ASSEMBLY 21.9.16

It was lovely to welcome back Adrienne Dempster  to Lochardil today. Adrienne was at our assembly to remind us all about the Blythswood Shoe Box collection which has already started. She showed us some videos about who the boxes were given to  and how to fill your box.

Leaflets will be given out soon and all filled shoe boxes should be returned by Nov 4th please. Even if you can’t fill a shoe box on your own, you could bring along an item which could be added to other boxes. Blythswood is celebrating its 50th anniversary and they are aiming to get their 2,000,000th shoe box filled this winter. Let’s support this charity.

Article 26 You have the right to help from the government if you are poor or in need

This supports our RIghts and Sustainable Development goals work. It reminds us about NO POVERTY and Article 26 – You have the right to help from the government if you are poor or in need.

 

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UNIKIDS Meeting 1 16.9.16

We met together today as a new team of Rights Ambassadors for our school. We shared some ideas about what we can do as a Pupil Group. We would like to get the community involved and tell them about Children’s Rights. We will discuss our ideas at our next meeting.

Article 26

Pr 7 looked at Article 26 and Sustainable Development Goal 1 No Poverty. We found out about Manar’s story and her life as a refugee.

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UNIKIDS back in action!

We will have our first UNIKIDS meeting on Friday 19th September. We will get to know our new team members and share ideas for the new session. Look our for some exciting things happening to help us all understand our rights.

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NSPCC

We are delighted to display our certificate of thanks from the NSPCC. This was for our donation of £150 after we had our Dream Job Dress Up Day back in June! Thank you again to everyone who participated and donated.

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September Citizenship Group Focus Right of the Month

Sustainable Development Goal

2. Zero Hunger

3. Good Health and Wellbeing

Article 27. You have the right to food, clothing, a safe place to live and to have your basic needs met. You should not be disadvantaged so that you can’t do many things of the things other kids can do.

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SESSION 2016-17

We are combining our work on Rights Respecting Schools with the ECO Schools new approach. We will be looking at the Sustainable Development Goals.

In our Citizenship Group time, August was No Poverty (SDG No 1) We also looked at UNCRC Article 26. You have the right to help from the government if you are poor or in need.

We had an interesting clip at Assembly from Mrs Kellacher that made us all think about our responsibility to helping others and being generous with what we have.

Article of the Month June

 Children’s Voice

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Article 12 Every child has the right to have a say in all matters affecting them, and to have their views taken seriously.

Article 19 Governments must do all they can to ensure that children are protected from all forms of violence, abuse, neglect and bad treatment by their parents or anyone else who looks after them.

We had a special assembly with Mr John Darcy from NSPCC. Mr Darcy is part of our UNIKIDS group. He spoke to us about things that might make children upset and concerned. These things went into a bag of worries. Once we share with someone we can trust the worries can be sorted out. Talking to someone you can trust can help with sorting out problems caused through bullying, abuse, neglect and violence. He recommended Childline as an option to get support and help. We enjoyed his helpful presentation an reminded us to be supportive of each other and maybe speak out for others if they are struggling to do that for themselves.

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Unikids Meeting 6 Agenda 18.5.16

  1. Welcome and Apologies
  2. Updates from classes  on Right of the Month activities
  3. Sharing our Rights work with others – update from each group
  4. Moving on with our Rights work – auditing our progress
  5. Plan/ideas for next session 2106-17
  6. Date of next meeting

 

Art group

Thank you to Mrs Reid and her talented team who have enjoyed making a super space picture to help us on our journey to being a Rights Respecting School. We can link this theme in with the Launchpad website. Lots of fun and art techniques went into making the picture.

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Article of the Month

May – Article 31

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Article 7

 

P3 were learning about Article 7. We looked at a birth certificate to see how children’s names were recorded and a passport which records our nationality.Then we looked at how our families are all different.DSCF1137

Article of the Month: April

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Article 7 You have the right to a name, and this should be officially recognized by the government. You have the right to a nationality (to belong to a country).

 

Article 8 You have the right to an identity – an official record of who you are. No one should take this away from you.

 

Pr 5 investigated why a birth certificate was such an important document. It opens the door to receive healthcare, education, to vote, to obtain a passport, to be adopted, to inherit money or property, to protect from under age military service, to hold a driver’s licence and provides proof of age.

We wrote personal stories about our mum or dad and thought about what we would like to say thank you to them for. It helped us to value our family and think of others who may not have secure identity or future because they don’t have a birth certificate.

SPORTS RELIEF 2016

Well done to everyone for helping to raise £301.79 for Sports Relief. The junior Leaders led us in a super dance to get the day started and lots of us enjoyed our mile run at lunchtime too.

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Unicef Launchpad Certificates

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The super readers for Launchpad were presented with their certificates today at our Celebration Assembly. It will be great to hear their voices on the website.

 

Our flag has arrived!

Thank you to Kate for her super flag design. It has all been printed and we will be delighted to fly it some time this week.

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Article 24 Health

We had some  Dental Workshops with Mrs Dawson from NHS. She spoke about tooth decay and being aware of sugar in our diets affecting our teeth. This linked in with Article 24 : We have the right to information to keep us healthy.

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Nursery Charter

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The Nursery have agreed their Class Charter and  have even got Mr Potato Head  to join in too. Everyone has been involved in helping to make the display.

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Article of the Month for March

 

 Education – Articles 28,29

Article 28 You have the right to a good quality education. You should be encouraged to go to school to the highest level you can.

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.

We have already included these rights in our Pr 5 Class Charter and were quite familiar with them. We tried to reach group consensus when discussing why education is important, why discipline is good for us, why some pupils avoid school and  how we know if we are being respectful. We ranked our pupil statements in order of importance and lots of groups had the same rankings. Well done to Ewan, Iain, Olivia and Eve who even made up actions to go with our charter when we came to our “Stand and Deliver” challenge at the end of our tasks!

We received our UOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANICEF UK OUTREACH 2015 certificate for making a contribution to raising awareness to promote and protect children’s rights in humanitarian emergencies. We looked at this for Article 27 Children’s Needs in November. 

You have the right to food, clothing, a safe place to live and to have your basic needs met. You should not be disadvantaged so that you can’t do many of the things other kids can do.

Primary 1B used the Gruffalo story to discuss the Right of the Month for February: Article 17 and the right to receive appropriate information from various media sources

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Article of the Month March 

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Right of the Month March Articles 28,29 

Article 28 You have the right to a good quality education. You should be encouraged to go to school to the highest level you can. 

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.

These articles link in with World Book Day, Sports Relief and education around the world and our Playground charter development work. 

Try using Launchpad as a possible resource.

Pr 5 help with Launchpad

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Thank you to eight Pr 5 pupils who were involved in recording scripts for Unicef’s Launchpad website. Katie came along and recorded us reading information about  4 different articles. She will let us know when we can hear our voices on Launchpad. All the extra reading at home was well worth it as everyone spoke very clearly and accurately. We were a bit nervous at first but the experience was lots of fun! Listen out for us soon!

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P3 were thinking about Article 24 and  how to be healthy. They learned all about washing hands properly. We had a special light to look at the germs on our hands.DSCF0964

Have a look at P3’s Class Charter

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Article of the Month February

Article 17 – Every child has the right to reliable information from the media. This should be information that children can understand. Governments must help protect children from materials that could harm them.

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Pr 5 have considered the article when we compared facts from  Homework Research task. We used Launchpad to investigate it further and saw the different classifications that were created for films and games.

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We linked Article 17 in with our Bonnie Prince Charlie research homework task.

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We had to note the source of our facts.

 

Minutes of RRSA Meetings

Meeting number 5

 

Date 20.1.16  Minutes taken by:Sophie

Present at meeting: Mrs Campbell, Mrs Prentice, Mrs Murray and Unikids team

 

 

Apologies: PC Sam Morrison
Agenda item/Key Point                                 Action Needed   Action By  When?
 

Outside signs – Mrs Prentice shared the plans for the drawings.

Mrs Murray, Mrs Prentice meeting Stuart from Graphite Signs.

 

Stuart to email Mrs Kellacher to discuss budget for signs.

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Class Charters – Looked at photos of the various charters in different classes. Shared what knowledge the pupils had about their charters. Learn about class charters and ensure they are being used consistently in class. Teachers and pupils Ongoing
January Article of the Month Article 24 Health     School Nurse has given us the Handwashing Kit to use. Waiting to hear from Dental Nurse and Dietician Follow up with phone calls and email contact MM 21.1.16
February Article of the Month Article 17 – Safety of information. Feb 9th Safer Internet Day. PC Sam Morrison and colleagues to come along to lead Safer Internet workshops. SM Feb
RRS – Who do we tell? Who needs to know? Worked in groups to come up with ways to share information with adults in and around the school community. Pupils to plan and deliver their RRS presentations for groups of PSAstaff/kitchen staff/FMA and  office/parents/visitors/regular visiting staff Unikids

 

 

 

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Article 24 Health

Article 24:You have the right to the best health care possible, safe water to drink, nutritious food, a clean and safe environment, and information to help you stay well.

Pr 5  used the nurse’s handwashing kit this week to help show us how we should be washing our hands correctly. It was quite surprising how much of the special gel was still leftOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA on our hands even after thinking we had washed them properly. We looked at instructions showing the correct procedure for handwashing and then wrote our own. It is such a simple thing to do to prevent the spread of germs. We made a display to help remind us about how and when we should wash our hands.

Class Charters

Classes have made some super charters. They are all displayed and we are all using them from day to day.

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Assembly with a special visitor!

We were delighted to  present Bobby Bee from the Highland Hospice with our cheque for £127.50. He came along to our Assembly again. We collected money at our Infant Nativity and Nursery Christmas Sharing Time. The other half of the collections will go to Moray FOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAirth Radio’s children’s  appeal.

Mrs Kellacher also told us it was Martin Luther King day.
Martin Luther King, Jr. was a civil rights activist in the 1950s and 1960s. He led peaceful protests to fight for the rights of all people including African Americans.

 

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Right of the Month Article 24:Health

Article 24: You have the right to the best health care possible, safe water to drink, nutritious food, a clean and safe environment, and information to help you stay well. 

Our health focus got off to a good start with a new after school dance club. Some Pr 4 and Pr 5 pupils came along with the Junior Leaders for a session led by Jamie from the Inverness Royal Academy. They did a warm up, some stretches, corner work and  sequenced some parts togetheOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAr. The music certainly helped to keep us all energised. Thank you to Sarah Liebnitz, our Active Schools Coordinator, who helped with connecting us to the pupils at the Academy. Mrs Armstrong, the Junior Leaders organiser, also helps to run the club. See you along next week!

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Agenda for Meeting 5

Date: Wednesday 20 January 2016

                               2.00 pm

  1. Welcome and apologies
  2. Look at RRS Blog – keeping evidence
  3. Class Charters
  4. January Article 24 – Health
  5. February Article 17 – Safety of information
  6. Outside signs – update
  7. Sharing what RRS is all about: Who should know and how can we tell them?
  8. AOCB
  9. Date of next meeting

Wednesday 3rd  Feb 2016 for Pupils 2 pm

Wednesday  24th  Feb 2 pm

 

Pr 5 Class Charter

Pr 5 looked at the Convention of the Rights of the Child and selected 6 that we felt were the most important to our everyday classroom life. We worked individually then in pairs and groups to make our selection. We agreed actions that the pupils could try to help achieve those rights and then thought of ways adults could support too. We tried to summarise all this information with simple headings to help us remember. We each drew  a small self portrait to show our agreement to the charter and it is now on display.

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January 2016 – Making our class charters.

With the first week back being the start of a new year, we agreed that each class should make their class charter. This looks at the Convention of the Rights of the Child and each class decides which of the articles would be most relevant to them. We then discuss what the pupils can do to achieve this right and what the adults who work in the classroom can do too. We will display and use our charters to help us develop a better awareness of our rights and how we should respect and help each other.

Primary 4 Article 14 – Religion and Beliefs

After a discussion on religious tolerance and what it means to us, we made bookmarks and decorated them with symbols representing the six main world religions.

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Pr 5 Article 14 update

We tried out the new Launch pad resource! There were some interesting questions for us to discuss. We thought about our own beliefs and values. Where do our values come from? What do we really value and believe?

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Launchpad

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Launchpad is an exciting resource from UNICEF to help support teachers and pupils understand the Rights of the Child. It has a space and planets theme with missions to complete. It has been narrated by children and gives ideas for discussions and  activities which help us all develop our knowledge about the CRC.

Minutes from RRS Meeting 4 2.12.15

 

  1. Welcome and apologies – Mr Darcy and PC Morrison were unable to attend.
  2. December Right of the Month – Article 14: “You have the right to choose your religion and beliefs. Your parents should help you decide what is right and wrong, and what is best for you.” ACTION – Unicef Launchpad . Staff have been informed of this new resource and pupils can play along.
  3. Planning for further Rights of the Month – January Article 24. Health and Wellbeing. We split into two groups to discuss ways we could promote Health and Wellbeing. ACTION: Mrs Murray, Miss Cameron and Mrs Prentice will look at the ideas we have talked about. (Health Care, Safe Water to drink, Clean and Safe environment, Nutritious food, information to help you stay well.) Follow up ideas will be developed. Eg School nurse coming in to talk to us about handwashing.
  4. Date of Next Meeting – Jan 20th 2016

December Right of the Month

Article 14

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Rights Respecting Agenda for December 2 2015

Wednesday 2 December 2015 2.00 pm Rm 12

  1. Welcome and apologies

  2. December Right of the Month for Pupil Groups Article 14 Religion, beliefs and values – keeping evidence

  3. Planning for further Rights of the Month 2016

  4. Date of next meeting Wed 20th January 2016

Surprise Visitor at Assembly!

We were delighted to welcome a very special visitor to our assembly on Friday 20th November. Bobby Bee came by to give a certificate of thanks to Jack in Pr 2 who has been a supporter of the Highland Hospice by collecting money for the new Hospice fund. Well done to Jack for being so generous and thoughtful. 

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Unikids met on Wednesday 18th November for a brief meeting with Stuart who is helping us to design our outside signage for our Rights Respecting Schools work. We shared some of our drawings with him and where we thought the signs could go. We look forward to seeing some of our artwork around the school in the next few months.

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Anti Bullying Week Nov 16th – 20th.

Bullying can stop children’s rights being met. Children do not feel safe or included. They can be treated unfairly. Bullying should always be reported.  http://www.bullying.co.uk Some classes may looking at this theme over next week.abw

Right  of the Month Article 27 Children’s Needs

You have the right to food, clothing, a safe place to live and to have your basic needs met. You should not be disadvantaged so that you can’t do many of the things other kids can do.

 

Pr 5 Pupil Groups November Article 27.      “You have the right to food, clothing, a safe place to live and to have your basic needs met. You should not be disadvantaged so that you can’t do many of the things other kids can do.”

We discussed our basic needs and viewed some clips from the Children in Need website. They explained how some of the money collected in Scotland for the charity, has helped to fund an After Schools Club and  a Youth Club for children with autism and other needs. It helped those young people experience independence, new learning opportunities and make friends. The projects were such a support to their families.

We considered things that might be barriers to being safe, healthy and safe. These included bullying, poverty, war and natural disasters. We watched two clips from Unicef’s website about Malala and Khalid who have experienced very alarming circumstances that affected their rights.

Using Unicef’s OUTRIGHT resources we were made aware of what some children around the world are having to endure and how their basic rights are not being met. We looked at stimulus photos and shared our thoughts and feelings about them. There were pictures of the child soldiers from the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan, refugee camps in Tanzania, Syrian children affected by conflict, displaced families from South Sudan, attacks on a girls school in The Yemen, an earthquake that had damaged schools in Nepal and Syrian refugees on the move through Greece to be reunited with their families in Germany.

With the World Humanitarian Summit coming up in May 2016, we wanted to support Unicef’s “voice” and express our own thoughts about the need to protect children’s rights under all circumstances. We wrote statements helping to raise awareness about children’s rights and we will be sending them to Unicef who will then pass them on to our Government as part of the OUTRIGHT campaign. We hope we can make a difference.

Investigating Child Friendly Spaces in a refugee camp in Tanzania

Investigating Child Friendly Spaces in a refugee camp in Tanzania

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Earthquakes in Nepal – schools reopening

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Attacks on schools in Palestine

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Child friendly spaces at the Greek border.

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Release of child soldiers in South Sudan

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Displaced families in Iraq – fleeing from violence

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Release of  child soldiers in the Democratic Republic of Congo

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Attacks on Schools in the Yemen

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South Sudan: women and children arriving at a safe protected UNICEF site.

 

 

 

RIGHTS OF THE CHILD

P3/4  have been looking at Article 27 “All children have the right to a decent standard of living”

We came up with what we thought was important.

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Minutes for RRSA Meetings

Meeting number 3    Date: Wednesday 4 November 2015    2.00 pm

  1. Welcome and apologies:

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New pupils from Pr 1  added to the group.

  1. Recognition of Commitment:

– now achieved and certificate displayed on Notice Board. Level 1 aiming to be achieved by Dec 2016.

  1. November Article 27 – Children’s Needs:

Shared what the article was about and what we are looking at this week in classes. Links with Blythswood Shoe boxes and Children in Need.

  1. Pupil groups – keeping evidence: Classes to keep learning and teaching evidence. Photos, recordings, blogging etc.
  2. Class Charters: Staff to receive information about how to make class charters. All classes to create a charter.
  3. Class drawings from October Right of the Month Article 15:Friendships: A selection of drawings have been selected by the Unikids group. Sign designer to be contacted to look at the pictures to consider which ones might be suitable for working on and where we can put them round the school.
  4. Song Competition entries: Thank you to everyone who entered the competition. Congratulations to Francine in Pr 3 who is our winner. Our new Rights song will be sung at assemblies.
  5. AOCB
  6. Date of next meeting

Wednesday 18 Nov-pupils only 1.30 pm

Wednesday  2 Dec      2 pm

 

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Right  of the Month Article 27 Children’s Needs

You have the right to food, clothing, a safe place to live and to have your basic needs met. You should not be disadvantaged so that you can’t do many of the things other kids can do.

 

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Our certificate can be seen on our RRS Noticeboard

We are delighted to have received our Recognition of Commitment just before the October holidays. We are now all set to develop Rights Respecting Schools throughout our Curriculum and Community. We hope you will notice a difference when you come along to Lochardil.

RRSA Meeting 3 Agenda

Date: Wednesday 4 November 2015    2.00 pm  Rm 12

 

  1. Welcome and apologies
  2. Recognition of Commitment
  3. November Article 27 – Children’s Needs
  4. Pupil groups – keeping evidence
  5. Class Charters
  6. Class drawings from October Right of the Month Article 15:Friendships
  7. Song Competition entries
  8. AOCB
  9. Date of next meeting

Wednesday 18 Nov-pupils only                 Wednesday  2 Dec      2 pm

Right of the Month 2015 – 16
1.                       September – Article 1 : All children have rights
2.                     October – Article 15: Friendships
3.                    November – Article 27: Children’s needs
4.                   December – Article 14: Religion and beliefs
5.                    January – Article 24: Health
6.                   February – Article 17: Safety of information
7.                     March – Article 28,29: Education
8.                   April – Article 7: Family
9.                   May – Article 31: Relax, play, range of activities
10.           June – Article 12: Childrens voice

5.10.15

Dear all Lochardil pupils,

Unikids is a group of pupils who are working with UNICEF and the ‘Rights of the Child’ to make Lochardil Primary a ‘Rights Respecting School.’

We are going to be holding a song writing competition for anyone who would like to participate. The winning song will be sung at our weekly assemblies. Pick a very well known tune which is simple and easy to sing. Add your verse and lyrics. The song should  include ideas about  our world, children’s rights, our school or any other ideas you have.

The competition will start from Monday 5th October and will end on 26th October.  We will have a box at Reception for all entries. Entries can come from families, partners, groups, whole classes or just have a go by yourself.

Enjoy!

The Lochardil Unikids Group

 

 

 

UNIKIDS

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Our Reception Noticeboard

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Kate’s Logo design

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Welcome to our Rights Respecting Schools Blog. Rights Respecting Schools is a new development for our school and we look forward to finding out more about the Convention of the Rights of a Child. Our understanding of these rights will enhance  our school ethos, build relationships and help us consider our approaches to situations in a fresh way. The award is based on principles of equality, dignity, respect, non-discrimination and participation.

We have formed a very enthusiastic  steering group called UNIKIDS and have three staff and three community members involved too. We have audited pupils and staff about how much we know already about our rights. We have a logo designed by Kate MacLeod in Pr 7 and we have even got an exciting song competition for the whole school to take part in!

Our Head teacher, Mrs MacDonald introduced us to the concept of rights at an assembly by helping us to think of our “Wants and Needs.”

We meet in our Pupil Groups every month to study a different right. In September we looked at Article 2:Every child has rights.

Article 15 is the Right of the Month: You have the right to choose your own friends and join or set up groups, as long as it isn’t harmful to others.

Please look out for our Noticeboard in Reception.

We thought about the qualities we would like our friends to have. Bucketfuls of banter was essential!

Pr 5 thought about the qualities we would like our friends to have. Bucketfuls of banter was essential!

Pr 5 take part in 23 groups and clubs. What a skilled and talented bunch!

Pr 5 take part in 23 groups and clubs. What a skilled and talented bunch!

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Article 15