RRSA Update

10th January 2013

Update...what have we achieved so far.

Our first whole school RRSA day proved a big success – everybody really enjoyed the day and learned a lot about UNICEF and children’s rights.  We learned the Rights Respecting song and every pupil designed a poster illustrating their class’s chosen right.  Some of these posters were then displayed in a special exhibition in the Church Centre.  These posters are now on display in the Entrance Hall.

Huge thanks to our Film Crew, who have made a fantastic start at documenting our journey to the RRSA.

In October, Year 3 led our Harvest Festival – this was all based on Rights Respecting Schools focussing on Article 24.

Our “Celebrate & Share” assembly on the 6th November gave every class an opportunity to show all the work they’d done so far...this was really lovely to see – everybody has really embraced Rights Respecting Schools!   We had a very special guest for this assembly – Martin Russell from UNICEF.  He came to see how we were getting on with our RRSA journey.  He was VERY pleased with our progress and awarded our school a special certificate – the RoC or Record of Commitment!
From November we decided to focus on one article every month.  Our article for December was Article 27 because it fitted so well with the Christmas Story.  We collected money for the charity “Shelter”.

There are lots more exciting events and activities planned for 2013 as we continue on our Rights Respecting journey.

Our next RRSA Steering Committee meeting is on Monday 14th January at 2.30pm in Miss Smith’s room.

We will be having our second whole-school RRSA day on Wednesday 23rd January.