Last week, for P4-7, there was a Rights Respecting Schools raffle. This was a great opportunity to revisit and revise all the Articles of the UNCRC that we have looked at since last March when we returned to school from lockdown. Everyone took up to a maximum of 3 pieces of paper and wrote their name, the number of an Article of the UNCRC they could remember and a description of what that article was about. In each class, these papers were put into a tub and, on Friday afternoon, winners from each class were drawn from all the entries. The winners were:- P4A – Rose Slater, Rachel Gray P4B – Poppy Jupp, Isla Clarke (photo above) P4C – Amy Elder, Grace Boyce P5A – Finlay McPhail, Bobby Cowan P5B – Callie Parker, Lauren Rankin P6A – Emma Wright, Luke Roxburgh P6B – Ellie McLatchie, Anaya Rana, Pip Newlands P7A – Elliot Ferrie, Harvey Dow, Nina Bednarek P7B – Phoebe Dunlop, Lucy Cowley
The winners received prizes of stationery. As part of their prize, most of the winners received a sharpener in the shape of a globe of the world. This is to remind us all that we are all Global Citizens and that the Rights contained in the UNCRC are for all children in the world. It is also a reminder of how lucky we are since, in some poorer countries of the world, it can be difficult for children to have all their Rights.
Here you can also see 3 of our Pledge Trees with Articles we have looked at all around. There are 4 Pledge trees in the school corridor, one for each House – red, blue, green and yellow. Each year group within the school put their thumbprint on the trees in a different shade of their House colour. All teaching and non-teaching staff have added their thumbprint too to show that we have ALL signed up to the Rights within the UNCRC – the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. A huge thank you to Mrs. Wallace, our of our parents, who sketched out the shape of the trees for us. The UNCRC is posted below which you can discuss with your parents at home.
Our H&WB group are reviewing our ‘Respect for All Statement’ for addressing bullying which was created in 2020. We would appreciate it if you could spare 5 minutes to give us some feedback using the Form below. Please submit your thoughts by Wednesday 2nd February.
Well done to some Gargieston pupils who were selected to compete for the Harriers in the Scottish Athletics Indoor League event last weekend.
Robbie Work (P6A) competed in the 200m, Megan Haggarty and Eilidh Mitchell (both P6B) also took part – Megan in the 600m and 60m sprint, and Eilidh in the long jump and 60m sprint. Finally, Sam Lennox (also 6B) ran in the 60m sprint.
Congratulations to all four of them on their selection – we’re proud of all your achievements!
We believe that road safety is a very important thing in our community. The safety of your child is our number one priority! We have been a bit worried recently about children coming to school when it’s darker. When they wear a dark jacket cars cannot see them and this is very dangerous. Here is a picture which very clearly shows this danger. So we encourage that you give your child a brighter jacket, a torch, a reflector for their bag or jacket. Be Seen, Be Safe!
On Monday we are going to launch a competition where the children will have the chance to design a colourful high vis vest if they wish, the closing date will be Friday 28th January. The winner from each class will win a JRSO goodie bag!
I have just been sent details of an online event from our East Ayrshire NPFS rep John, which may be of interest to you. National Parent Form of Scotland are working in partnership with Education Scotland and Common Sense to run this event on supporting your child or young person to safely set up devices. The event is for all parents/carers in Scotland.
The session is being held on Thursday evening and you can register via the link below: