Our pupils on the Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA) Committee have been working relentlessly to make St.Timothys a place where all pupils are respected, included, safe, happy, healthy, active and nurtured.
They have been responsible for great changes here at St. Timothy’s Primary School such as the introduction of Whole School, Class and Playground Charters. These rules make it possible for everyone to learn and play in a happy environment.
We love learning about Child Rights at school and the RRSA Pupils wanted to introduce the Right of the Month Challenge to be completed at home, so that pupils could talk about Child Rights at Home.
Entering these challenges gets you the chance to win a RRSA VIP Golden Ticket which allows the bearer to have early lunch and pitch access all week! And to sit at the Golden Table in the lunch hall. Everyone wants to win!
The RRSA group have arranged Advent Prayers, Lentin Charity Fun Days and have supported many charities such as; The Beatson, St. Andrews Hospice, Coatbridge Community Food Bank and that is just a few!
The RRSA pupils have helped increase the number of after school clubs and are always thinking what we can do to make learning fun.
Our biggest campaign to date has been based on Global Citizenship and helping our partnership school MOMBO in Malawi. We have raised lots of money to help the boys and girls at MOMBO get access to their Right to an Education.
They have bought books, pencils, clocks, chalk, football strips and many other vital teaching tools.
One great story is the story of Ishmael, who has albinism. He was sitting at the front of his class because his condition made it hard for him to read. Miss Canavan noticed this when she was visiting the school and through the Malawi Education Partnership he was taken to visit an optometrist and was given a set of glasses to help him read. Ishmael is now doing very well in school and is top of his class.
None of this would have been possible without the hard work of the RRSA Team who are helping children not only in our school but also our friends in Malawi gain access to their right to learn and be happy.
We think learning about Child Rights is great. Here is what our RRSA Pupil Group think in their own words…