We are a ‘Gold Rights Respecting School’, continuing the work of UNICEF and the ‘Convention on the Rights of the Child’ (CRC).
Holymead Primary School has a strong belief that our children should be aware of their rights as children and have a right to be heard. As well as learning about our rights, we learn that EVERYONE else has rights too.
Representing each class we have our ‘Rights Action Group’ (RAG) who are working hard to ensure that children’s rights are met at our school but also on a national and international level.
Watch this space for what they’re up to next…
You can find out more information about the Children’ Rights Charter at: UNICEF Children's Rights Leaflet
Or if you are simply interested in finding out more about Rights Respecting Schools, please visit: UNICEF Rights Respecting Schools
We are thrilled to announce, after all out hard work, that we a GOLD Rights Respecting School. The assessors were delighted with what they saw and the conversations they had with the children, staff and governors on their virtual visit.
The full report will be online soon but for now here's a snippet of what they had to say.
The assessors would like to thank the children and staff for their warm welcome to the school and for the opportunity to speak with adults and children during the assessment. It was evident that children’s rights are embedded across the school and underpin every facet of school life.
Particular strengths of the school include:
▪ Strong commitment from senior leaders, staff, and governors to continue to place a child rights’ approach at the heart of school life.
▪ The positive impact of RRSA on relationships and school improvement over the school’s eight-year long journey.
▪ How the CRC and its values provides a framework for developing a global outlook, enabling children to explore topical issues sensitively, challenge unfairness and develop informed, balanced opinions.
▪ Strong tradition of listening to children and supporting their emotional well-being particularly during the lockdown and the return to school.
The Rights Action Group challenged pupils to design a mascot that represented Holymead as a Rights Respecting School.
Look at some of the fantastic entries below!
Holymead regularly fundraises to support the lives of people locally, nationally and internationally.
In Term 1, we raised money for Child of Hope through our Aspirations Day. Child of Hope is a charity that provides free education, healthcare, food and welfare to children and their families in Uganda. We raised a whopping £374!
Make sure you check out the great poems Year 6 wrote on the right to an education.
We also collected food for the local food bank over the Harvest period.
In Term 2, we supported Children in Need by dressing up in our spotty clothing!
Watch this space for coming news!
The Year 3 children are learning about their rights through taking home their UNICEF bear.
We have been learning about SDGS (Sustainable Development Goals).
We have been thinking about what it means to be a global citizen and what we can, as a part of the global community, to make the world a better place.
The 3 dimension of the SDGS are:
•Environment -respect the planet
•Economic – end extreme poverty
•Social – fight global equality
To find out more about SDGS follow this link.
In May, the Rights Ambassdor Groups organised a sponsored Run-a-thon across the school. They suggested that we should help local families who may have fallen on hard times as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. We are so proud to say that we raised £7129 for South and East Bristol foodbank! The money was raised by our families and people in the local community sponsoring pupils to participate.
South and East Bristol foodbank provide nutritionIally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are in crisis. They are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.