OutRight is Unicef UK’s annual youth campaign that empowers children and young people to speak out about children’s rights on World Children’s Day – 20 November – the anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. It’s a campaign by children, for children, that helps children and young people to promote and protect children’s rights in the UK and around the world.
Beatlie is one of more than 5,000 Unicef UK Rights Respecting Schools across the UK that embed children’s rights in their ethos and culture.
We hope that through the campaign not only the children got to experience how climate change is making an impact on our planet and they have had the freedom to express their feelings and understanding of what they have participated in but you have also:
Learnt about climate change and its impacts
Learnt how climate change and its impacts affect children’s rights
Use your voices to call on decision-makers to take actions on climate change that prioritise children’s rights.
Please have a look at our fantastic children having fun and learning over the last 3 weeks culminating with World Children’s Day.
Thank you all for your participation over the last 3 weeks. I hope you all found it informative and perhaps make you think about what you can do no matter how small to make the World a better place for generations to come!
This year OutRight is focused on the important topic of climate change and what a changing climate means for children’s rights.
Climate science is a very big topic, so the purpose of this activity is to make sure we all have a common understanding of some of the most important facts and terms.
Have a Go!
Answers will be published at the end of this week.
Glendevon had a fantastic time on our sponsored walk this week and we all smashed our individual challenges. Alex captured lots of photos’ for us to look at when we came back and Liam collected lots of interesting things he found along they way for us to explore back in class. We were kept motivated by Mollie keeping the music playing and Fletcher led the way! Stanley was on the lookout for all the Beatlie signs and used them as a target for his Nerf gun, he even managed to shoot Carol when we got back to school!! We got back to school a little wet and exhausted but it was worth it for the amazing amount of money we have raised for a fantastic charity. Thank you so much to everyone who donated.
It’s so good to be back seeing all the children’s happy faces around school. I am teaching in Lommond and Hopetoun this year. Whilst I have been there we have been doing lots of art activities. This term we are working alongside the topic of story land. We have been learning about Elmer the Elephant. We used lots of coloured squares and glued them onto an elephant template. The children enjoyed looking at all the bright colours and choosing where to put them on their elephants.
We also done some printing with bright colours using blocks to look like Elmer’s patches. We made ‘you-nique’ pictures that are all different with a picture of ourselves in the middle. The children loved getting messy with the paint!
We have been learning the story about the Tiger who came to Tea too! We made some lovely tiger faces using orange tissue paper and black card.
We enjoyed listening to the Story ‘We’re going on a Bear Hunt’. The children made sensory pictures using various materials for each of the locations in the story. Long wavy grass, a snowstorm, a forest, oozy mud, a river and then finally….. A BEAR!!! The children enjoyed feeling the different materials and textures and sticking them on to create their own story.
It has been lovely also being part of the daily routines such as snack and lunch time and other activities that take place on a Wednesday and a Thursday.
I just wanted to let you know I am back from maternity leave and so pleased to be back. I’m excited to we working with the children in Glendevon and Ochiltree classes this year. With me they will be focussing a lot on exploring the outdoors, what is growing in the Beatlie garden each season and what changes happen throughout the year in the garden and community too. We will be using our senses to explore and possibly create seasonal art as we investigate.
This term we have started to look at the flowers and fruit growing in the garden and the community. The children have already taken photos of the flowers they see, created a flower scavenger hunt from their photos for their peers to find them in the garden. We have discovered we have a lot of colourful flowers in the garden, especially pink. The children also have been making sensory flower bottles which they have enjoyed shaking and exploring the shapes and colours moving about in the water. I will keep you updated on our learning this term.
The children may not have been in school but a special mention must go to all you wonderful families for coping with such uncertain times!
Do we have anybody signing up for Teacher Training?
Glendevon had their up and down days like most of us but I was very impressed by some of the activities they got up to and look forward to seeing the children continue using their skills as they come back to school.
I very much hope that you are all able to have a fantastic summer and enjoy getting back to some normality even just to see loved ones!
I for one have missed you all and look forward to seeing you all again in August.