May 18, 2020
by Mrs White
We are ambassadors for the rights of others
During the Coronavirus pandemic, the issue of Children’s Rights is as important as ever.
The teachers at Morningside Primary school have been working very hard to ensure that your right to an education is protected. We have done this by trying our best to provide ideas for home learning through use of Microsoft Teams. We are so proud of how much you have respected your own right to an education by engaging online with us and showing us the brilliant learning that you are continuing to do at home.
Your parents have also worked really hard to make sure your rights are protected. A few examples of this are providing you with good quality food (Article 24, UNCRC) and giving you opportunities to play (Article 31, UNCRC).
Although life is a bit different at the moment there is still something we can do to continue to promote and be ambassadors for our own rights and the rights of others! This is why we are setting up the MPS 2020 Challenge.
The challenge will take place from Monday the 1st of June until Thursday the 11th June. To take part in the challenge you will need to give up 15 minutes of your day between these dates.
The challenge will be created by pupils from Morningside Primary school. Here is how you will be involved.
We need you to plan a 15 minute challenge and send it to your teacher. You can either film a video or write/draw a plan. Your teacher will then choose one plan from your whole class and this will be the one used when the challenge begins.
On the week of the challenge you will need to ask an adult to log into twitter and go to @morningsideps where you will find the challenge of the day. This will be a video of a member of staff from Morningside Primary school demonstrating the challenge. You will then need to set a timer and get involved in the challenge! You can ask an adult to film you or take pictures to share on twitter with the hashtag #MPS2020Challenge
We are doing the challenge to continue raising awareness about children’s rights and also to raise money for a children’s charity. We will provide a link to an online donations page very soon and hope that you will ask your friends and family to sponsor you by making an online donation.
How To Submit Your Challenge Idea
There are a few things that you need to think about before you can get your challenge ready to send to your teacher.
Remember there will be children as young as Primary 1 taking part. I am sure that some of you will also be getting your younger siblings, mums and dads to take part too! Your challenge needs to be accessible to all ages.
Also, think carefully about any equipment that you may need to complete your challenge. Is it something that everyone has in their house, or can you suggest something that they could use instead?
The challenge needs to be something that people can do for 15 minutes without stopping. For example, cycling around the block for 15 minutes, passing a ball between two or three people, skipping without stopping or a dance sequence.
You can either write or draw your challenge idea or film it and send it to your teacher on Teams. You will need to take part in the challenge when it begins to find out if your idea was chosen!