We would like to introduce a new group into the school: South Stanley Juniors’ Rights Respecting Steering Group! UNICEF’s Rights Respecting Schools Award recognises schools that are safe and inspiring places to learn, where children are respected, their talents are nurtured and they are able to thrive.
Our group will play a vital role to make sure that our school is a place where these values are embedded in everyday life. Two pupils from each class have been chosen to represent their classmates’ views and use these to inform decisions in school.
Having already achieved the bronze award, we are now on our journey to silver! You will be able to find updates on our progress, as well as information on events in and around school, on the website.
Why do we have a steering group?
Article 12: all children have the right to express their views.
“I am very excited to be in this group because, together, we can help the school and the children in it.” Isabella G.
“It is a privilege to be a part of the group and learn more about the Rights Respecting Schools Award.” Sofie
Last week, class 4H were asked to ‘pop our personal bubbles’ and take part in a ‘Play in a Day!’ Our play was called ‘Rome Sweet Rome’ and we learned it in two and a half hours!
Kieran and Amelia came up with the name for our theatre group, which was ‘The Roman Rome Llamas’. Parents were able to come and watch us at the end of the day and see our fantastic production. Everyone was brave and said their lines in front of the audience.
Well done, class 4H!
“My favourite part was when the Romans were in the public baths.” Joseph
“I liked being a giraffe and blowing a raspberry!” Lacey
Why did we organise the Play in a Day?
Article 29: education must develop children’s talents and abilities.
Year 6 had a visit from ex-Newcastle defender John Anderson and his fellow coaches at ‘Show Racism the Red Card’. The two classes had a number of different workshops, learning about different religions, countries and of course sport!
We heard about how people of different cultures are sometimes treated differently, even though everyone is equal. It is important to know about prejudice and discrimination so that we can speak out against it.
“My favourite part of the day was when we looked at different words/phrases and decided which ones were examples of discrimination.” Mason
“What was interesting was guessing peoples’ nationalities or religions depending on their skin colour. It wasn’t always what you expected.” David
Why do we have these workshops in school?
Article 2: everyone has equal rights.