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Mary’s Meals Backpack Project

Mary’s Meals Backpack Project

Collection Date: Tuesday 4th September

(bags can be brought to school from Monday 3rd Sept)

Once again, as requested by the children we have chosen to support Mary’s Meals Backpack Project which helps children from poor families to attend school in countries like Liberia and Malawi. Very often these families cannot afford to buy basic things like pencils and notebooks, or even suitable clothes to wear to school and so children miss out on an education.

Mary’s Meals will send the backpacks to the children, enabling them to receive an education that will help them escape poverty in later life. When children attend school they also get one meal a day which the mums make while their child is learning.

We would be grateful if you could help us and help others, by adding items below in a rucksack that you no longer use.

Could you please make sure each backpack is labelled with boy or girl and an age.

Good quality second hand items are great!

The only items that must be new are soap, toothbrushes and toothpaste.

  • pens, pencils, felt tips, rubber, sharpener, ruler
  • soap (not liquid), towel, toothbrush, toothpaste, comb
  • t-shirt, shorts, socks, skirt
  • sandals, flip flops
  • soft toy or a ball
  • a little note and maybe a photo of themselves

If you can’t fill it completely or choose to send some items, all donations will be greatly received and sent.

Thanking you for helping us, help others.

RRS Committee and Mrs Sibille

https://www.marysmeals.org.uk/get-involved/campaigns/the-backpack-project/what-to-pack

 

anti-bullying week

Giffnock Primary School celebrates…..

Anti Bullying Week

13th November to 17th November 2017

#respectmeans

During Anti-Bullying Week we are asking adults and young people alike to get involved in a national conversation about what #respectmeans to them – encouraging them to show leadership against bullying and reflect on their own and others’ behaviour. Respect is fundamental to all relationships – including online relationships – and it should be at the heart of how we treat each other.  There will be various activities in Giffnock Primary during the week and full details can be seen in the accompanying letter:

Giffnock Primary Anti Bullying Week

Mary’s Meals Backpack Project and pennies in a bottle

Mary’s Meals Backpack Project helps children from poor families to attend school in countries like Liberia and Malawi. Very often these families cannot afford to buy basic things like pencils and notebooks, or even suitable clothes to wear to school and so children miss out on an education.

Mary’s Meals will send the backpacks to the children, enabling them to receive an education that will help them escape poverty in later life. When children attend school they also get one meal a day which the mums make while their child is learning.

We can help by adding items to backpacks and donating them to the children. Full details are in the attached letter:

Marys Meals letter

The 90kg Rice Challenge

90kg

Dear Parents / Carers,

The Pupils at Giffnock Primary School will be  helping families in Malawi by  participating in the JTS (Just Trading Scotland) 90kg Rice Challenge. Malawi is one of the poorest counties in Africa and a result, secondary education is not free.  JTS works directly with farmers in Malawi to develop sustainable markets for long grain ‘Kilombero’ rice.  The sale of just 90Kg of rice covers the fees for one child to attend secondary school for a year.JTS

To support this cause, the Pupil Council representatives will be selling delicious fair trade Kilombero rice in school every morning between 9 – 9.30am on the following dates: (until stock runs out)

Monday 23rd May, Tuesday 24th May, Wednesday 25th May, Thursday 26th May, Wednesday 1st June, Thursday 2nd June, Friday 4th June

On Tuesday 24th May, rice will be on sale at the nursery between 12.45 and 1.15.

The rice will cost £3 per KG bag and it would be really helpful if pupils could bring the correct money to school in an envelope. The rice comes with a free recipe leaflet (created by the pupil council) and an entry into our prize draw.  This rice is more expensive than a leading supermarket brand, but by buying the JTS rice you will know that the farmer who has grown the rice is getting a fair price for their product.

MalawiIn addition to selling the rice, the pupils at Giffnock Primary school have been taking part in activities  to raise awareness of ‘The Rights of The Child and Fair Trade and have been exploring the similarities and differences between Malawi and the U.K.

After purchasing the rice, it would be great if you could send in to school any recipes or photos of your cooked rice for our display.

Many Thanks Miss Bruce

Day For Change P4 to P7

Day for Change is for everyone

Day for Change

Friday 13th May

We need your help P4-7

Day for Change is Unicef UK’s annual fundraising appeal, raising money for our vital work to keep children safe. This year, the theme is children in emergencies.

The challenge is to collect as much loose change as you can – from around the house, down the sofa, in your pockets or anywhere else you can think of! You can involve your friends and family!

Please bring into class and put in your collection pot. It will be collected on Friday 20th May. Thanking you.

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Rights Respecting School Homework

Rights Respecting School Homework

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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.

Giffnock Primary School – A Rights Respecting School

RIGHTS RESPECTING SCHOOL

You will shortly be receiving our first ‘Rights Respecting School’ Newsletter from the Woodfarm Cluster. This will provide you with some information relating to the current work all our classes have been working on, 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 created their own Class Charters, linking to relevant Articles for their class.

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