We are becoming A Unicef UK Rights Respcting School!
Chorlton Park aims to be a school where children's rights are at the very heart of our ethos and culture, to improve-well being and to develop every child's talents and abilities to their full potential. As part of this plan we are working towards recognition as a "Rights Respecting School", an award given to schools on behalf of Unicef UK.
Unicef is the world's leading organisation working for children and young people and their rights. In 1989, governments across the world agreed that all children have the same rights by adopting the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). These rights are based on what a child needs to survive, grow,participate and fulfill their potential.
Chorlton Park pupils will learn about their rights by putting them into practice every day. A Rights Respecting School models rights and repect in all its relationships.
We really hope that you will be able to support our journey towardsbecoming a Unicef UK Rights Respecting school. For further information about Rights Respecting Schools please visit www.unicef.org.uk/rrsa
On 18thSeptember all children and staff were introduced to the children’s Rights. Over the next few months, we will be exploring ways for the whole school community to learn about rights and how they underpin our rights.
To introduce the Rights to the children, each class created their own class charter which they will be referring to through the year.
Yesterday’s assembly (Monday 24th September) was all about children’s rights to be happy, healthy and safe and know how and where to get help if they need it.
The children looked at and discussed:
- The right to food, clothing, health care and a clean and safe place to live (Article 24)
- That no one can punish you in a cruel of harmful way (Article 37)
- The right to food to be protected from being hurt and mistreated in body and mind (Article 19)
- The right to help if you have been hurt, neglected or badly treated (Article 39)
- The right for adults to listen to you and take it seriously (Article 12)
We have had a great start to the year thinking about Rights and electing the class ambassadors. Watch this space, as throughout the year, we will have lots of different activities and events to help promote Rights.
Each month, we will have a different Right to explore and discuss. September’s focus is Article 1: All children have rights. Each class has been busy creating their own charter to reflect the current rights of the children. Here are a few examples:
As discussed in our committee meeting, we have agreed to introduce a Right a month to allow children to explore and develop a thorough understanding in order to acknowledge their Rights.
Our February article is:
Article 13: You have the right to find out things and share what you think with others, unless it hurts or offends other people.
A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who donated shoes. We collected over a staggering 1000 pair of shoes
Monday 8thJanuary 2018 – Thursday 11thJanuary 2018
Unicef and Clarks have worked in partnership since 2008 to help keep children safe. In that time, Clarks have contributed to transforming children’s lives through ShoeShare, gathering old or unwanted shoes at collection points in more than 500 Clark’s stores across the UK. To date, the partnership has raised an incredible one million pounds.
All you need to do is gather your old and unwanted shoes from around the house, and bring them into school with your child.
We will then deliver all of the shoes we have collected to our nearest Clarks store. The more shoes you bring in, the more money we can raise for Unicef, helping children around the world to be able to access education.
A few things to remember:
§ Please make sure that the shoes are in relatively good condition, so no holes or broken soles!
§ Adults and children’s shoe will both be accepted
For every tonne of shoes collected, a donation is made to Unicef which goes towards education programmes around the world.
To find out more about the partnership, please follow the below link to watch a short video:
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about this.
Mrs Appleby and Mrs Murray
In groups of 3, the ambassadors worked co-operatively together to develop and deliver a presentation to all children across each key stage to introduce our first UNICEF event.
Dear Parent / Guardian
We are very excited to tell you that as a school we received our ‘Recognition of Commitment’ towards becoming a Rights Respecting School.
With that in mind, we will be hosting our first whole school event in order to support children across the world by helping them access their right to education (Article 28), we will be hosting a ShoeShare collection. This is in partnership with Unicef and Clarks and will be held during the first week back after the holiday.
Great news! We have just received an email from Martin Russell:
“I am very happy to award your school with UNICEF UK’s Recognition of commitment (ROC) which confirms that we are on-track to become Rights Respecting.”
During Anti- Bullying week we have been focusing on Article 19: The Right to be protected against violence, abuse and neglect.
Throughout the week, the children took part in different activities linked to ‘All Different, all equal.’