Global Citizenship

We have achieved our Third Green Flag! The assessors were extremely happy with our Eco journey!

Walking Bus  route during Walk to School Weeks in May and October every year.

Take a look at our Eco Action Plan. Our Action Plan is available at the school office and at the local library. If you have any further suggestions, please let us know!

!Eco News!

We are still collecting old uniforms to sell. We have been selling uniforms at the Christmas Fayre, Parents’ Evening and hope to continue this at future school events. The uniforms range from school uniforms to Brownie uniform to Dancing outfits! Please donate any uniform items to the school office.

Eaglesham Primary School has been awarded ‘Fairtrade School Status’ by the Fairtrade Foundation!

Eaglesham Primary School has been working very hard to become a Fairtrade School. This means we try to use Fairtrade products wherever possible, we learn about how global trade works and why Fairtrade is importnant and we take action for Fairtrade in the school and the wider community. A ‘Fairtrade School’ is a school that is committed to Fairtrade.

 The whole school have been getting involved in Fairtrade assemblies ‘Bake offs’, Fairtrade learning opportunities and buying Fairtrade products. We participated in Fairtrade Fortnight and had lots of fun while learning about important issues surrounding Fairtrade.

What is the Rights Respecting School Award?

UNICEF UK is pioneering an initiative in UK schools called the Rights Respecting School Award (RRSA). The award scheme started in 2004 and is running in more than 1000 primary and secondary schools in England , Wales , Scotland andNorthern Ireland . One of the greatest challenges that schools face is to define a clear set of values – not just rules – that has been developed with the full involvement of the school community and is actively upheld by pupils. UNICEF UK ’s RRSA initiative helps schools to use the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) as the values framework that enables this to be achieved.

UNICEF is a global charity which protects and supports children.

    • ·        UNICEF upholds the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
    • ·        UNICEF are the driving force that helps build a world where the rights of every child are realized.
    • ·        UNICEF advocates for lasting change for children.
    • ·        UNICEF believes that nurturing and caring for children are the cornerstones of human progress.
    • ·        They work to assure equality for those who are discriminated against.
    • ·        They work for the Millennium Development Goals and for the progress promised in the United Nations Charter.
    • ·        They strive for peace and security.
    • ·        UNICEF encourages young people to speak out and participate in the decisions that affect their lives.www.unicef.org.uk
A charter for a right respecting classroom sets out:

  • those rights selected from the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) which are deemed to be most relevant.
  • beside each right, the responsibilities agreed between all children and adults to ensure that the rights can be realised and enjoyed by everyone.
  • who agreed to the charter. This is often done by all signing it.

What is agreed is then set out in a way that can be easily seen around the room. They act as a reminder of the shared values and principles based on the UNCRC and are applicable to all.

 

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