Rights Respecting School Award (RRSA)
For three years we have been taking part in this initiative by UNICEF. This has added so much to our learning at Broomhill Infant School. Children are now aware of their rights and the need to respect everyone’s rights. They are encouraged to have an opinion and are given ample opportunity to express those opinions and participate in our school community.
Last term we were thinking about the importance of the right to play (Article 31 in the United Nations Convention of the rights of the child). We were considering why we have the right to play and how we can respect everybody’s right to play. The children created their own Playground Charter to ensure that we respect everyone’s right to play.
This term we will be focusing on respect – respecting ourselves, our friends, our grown ups and our community.
Our Playground Charter
- We respect everyone’s right to play so we promise to-
- Talk to make a play plan and agree.
- Look after our play things.
- Play carefully and fairly with each other.
- Be respectful to others-listen and say please and thank you.
- Look after lonely people.
Each Monday several of our Year 2s meet to think about how we can help other children around the world.They have been particularly moved by the story of children refugees and have written to UNICEF, David Cameron and Kerry McCarthy to ask how we could help. Each of these replied!! As a result of their advice Help Club organised a sponsored Walk for Water on Wednesday May 4th. They also presented an assembly to the school about what they have been doing.