GIFFNOCK PRIMARY IS A RIGHTS RESPECTING SCHOOL
Each year children choose class representatives to serve on the Rights Respecting School Committee. This year the committee members are: P1A Giorgia, P1B Isla, P2A Joshua, P2B Edie, P3A Ruaridh, P3B Hugo, P4A Jessica, P4B Rory, P5A Ashi, P5B Isla, P6A Rachael , P6B Olivia, P7A Charlotte, P7B Ruby.
Class representatives from P1-P7 attend regular meetings. They inform their class about different themes and activities that we support and take part in.
During session 2016-17 we were awarded our Level 1 RRS status which recognises all of the hard work we do as a school on this. We now want to get going towards Level 2!
News about things we have been working on:
During Autumn 2017, we helped to lead activities during our whole school focus upon Inclusivity and Diversity, including our Anti-Bullying Week in November 2017
During Term 3 2016-17, we collected an overwhelming amount of baby food, candles torches and batteries, which were used to help refugees who were forced to leave their homes.
All children have the right to clean water, food and medicine.
UNICEF ‘Day of Change’
We also had a our P4-7 support this day by collecting loose change from around their homes. Altogether pupils managed to find £65.40.
All our classes have been working on and learning about the Rights of the Child and the different Articles provided by UNICEF. After great discussion and learning about these different Rights, each class has creates their own Class Charters, linking to relevant Articles for their class.
We were delighted to have Donna from Water Aid at a recent assembly. Donna informed us of the incredible work Water Aid are doing building wells in numerous countries. We had the opportunity to see the ‘dirty’ water that is found in villages.
We have donated £122.35 from our Spring Service, which will go a long way to help these children have their right to clean, safe water.
Thank you for your generosity.
Article 24: You have the right to food and clean safe water.
We were delighted to recently receive a recognition of Commitment from UNICEF regarding the work we have planned for this session and are awaiting our Certificate and official ROC logo.
“Thank you for your very thorough planning form. There’s lots of evidence provided for me to award you a Recognition of Commitment. Congratulations to all the children and adults concerned at Giffnock Primary School on achieving their Recognition of Commitment” – Frances Bestley UNICEF
S6 Trip to Malawi with Mrs Stead
S6 pupils from St. Luke’s High School went to Malawi with Mrs Stead. They came to visit our P1s and told them all about their trip. You can find out more by clicking on the link below.
10 December 2015 Human Rights Day
Primary 3A told the school about Human Rights Day during assembly.
They told us about the right we have to education, play, food and water. They sang a great song called ‘We have Rights.’
We learned that long ago girls didn’t have to go to school. They had to stay home and cook, clean and knit – we’re glad that changed.
16 September 2015 Latest Leaflet
Our latest leaflet, providing more information about the Rights Respecting School project can be read here:
27 May 2015 Rights Respecting School Homework
All classes have been issued with a homework task linking to ‘The Rights of The Child.’ This work will consolidate learning within the different classes as part of our school working towards Level 1 Rights Respecting School Award.
We hope you will support your child in completing this task to enhance their learning and encourage them to become active global citizens and challenge injustice, inequality and poverty in the world.