Kilmacolm Primary School is part of the Scotland Malawi Partnership (SMP), the national civil society network coordinating, supporting and representing the people-to-people links between Scotland and Malawi. The project is about partnership, joint working and friendship.
Kilmacolm Primary School is partnered with Phinda F.P. Primary School. We keep in contact via a What’s App Group and we aim to raise funds each year to finance projects which will benefit the children in Phinda. In Session 2018/19, the P2 class took responsibility for the partnership. They planned a special Malawi themed day in May 2019 to raise some funds to support Phinda. As a result, the school was able to send some money – which was used to buy school resources, including a clock, some books and glue. The money also helped repair some buildings after terrible flooding.
KPS is a Rights Respecting School (Silver Award)
Article 1 – Everyone under the age of 18 has all the rights in the Convention.
Article 2 – The Convention applies to everyone: whatever their race, religion or abilities, whatever they think or say, whatever type of family they come from.
Article 24 – Every child has the right to the best possible health. Governments must work to provide good quality health care, clean water, nutritious food and a clean environment so that children can stay healthy. Richer countries must help poorer countries achieve this.
Article 28 – Every child has the right to an education. Primary education must be free. Secondary education must be available for every child. Discipline in schools must respect children’s dignity. Richer countries must help poorer countries achieve this.