Rights Respecting Schools
The Rights Respecting Schools Award is a Unicef UK programme that aims to put children’s rights at the heart of schools in the UK. Unicef, with thousands of schools across the country embed children’s rights in their ethos and culture to improve well-being and develop every child’s talents and abilities to their full potential.
PENWORTHAM HAS A SILVER RIGHTS RESPECTING SCHOOLS AWARD
Penwortham has now achieved the Silver Rights Respecting Schools Award. This is a brilliant achievement for Penwortham. We are proud to have children’s rights shining out across our community from our school. Well done to everyone, especially the hard working steering group committee – Daniel, Maggie, Tina, Kitty, Antonia, Max and Kayleigh. Thank you also to the parents and governors who have supported us on our journey.
We are now working towards gaining the GOLD award, the highest award you can achieve. Watch out for more updates and activities in the Globe from the new Year 4 steering committee (Rio, Lisa, Bobby, Nuala, Grace, Mason and Robin).
Guide for Parents and Carers: http://www.unicef.org.uk/rights-respecting-schools/about-the-award/
Leaflet: Parent & Carers Leaflet
The articles that make up the UNCRC can be accessed via a website that the children have produced:
Or from the UNICEF website:
Look what's been happening in our school.
PENWORTHAM FINDS NEW HOMES FOR UNWANTED SHOES
As the school closes and the children cheer to mark the end of this academic year and the start of their summer holidays, we wanted them to think one last time how they could change another child's life.
We ask that they donate a pair of shoes they have out grown. This could be school shoes, trainers or any other sensible shoe that no longer fits them. These shoes will be donated to a child in Africa via the wonderful work of Sal’s Shoes. To find out more about Sal’s Shoes you can visit their website www.salsshoes.com.
Thank you for your support.Thank you to everyone in the Penwortham community. We have collected over 200 pairs of shoes. How fantastic is that! So those shoes, which were unlikely to be used again because feet grow, will have a second life. We are delighted that we can help others who are less fortunate than ourselves.
The Year 4 Rights Respecting Ambassadors
Maggie, Tina, Daniel, Max, Kayleigh, Antonia and Kitty
New Playground charter for Penwortham
By Penwortham’s Rights Respecting Ambassadors
Antonia (4C), Kitty (4C), Max (4L), Kayleigh (4L), Tina (4H), Daniel (4H) and Maggie (4H)
In our playground, the playground charter had become old and faded. No one was looking at it anymore and so pupils did not have guidance about how to enjoy the playground and think about others enjoyment. As part of the Rights Respecting Steering group in charge or raising awareness of the rights of children, we decided a new charter was needed. We wanted to ensure it reflected the rights of children, focusing on Article 31 – children have the right to relax and play. We met as a steering group, along with Mrs Layton (parent volunteer) and Mrs Selwyn Reeves (governor volunteer) and Mrs Andrews, Miss Birch and Miss Edmondson to brainstorm what rights children have in the playground and how they should respect these rights. We also decided that the adults who help us in the playground needed to respect these rights to. We searched online for a supplier to make our charter and found a company that would enable us to use the Penwortham colours as much as possible.
We are delighted our new playground charters and now up in the playground (we now have three, not just one) and we hope that this will help pupils to enjoy the playground (especially now we have our new garden area) and also respect the rights of others to enjoy it too.
Watch out for more information in The Globe on the activities of the Rights Respecting team. Thank you.