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Unicef Outright Campaign 2020

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.

 

Climate Change Quiz

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.

 

 

 

Outright Campaign 2020

As part of our commitment to the Outright Campaign and speaking out for the rights of our children we have been using the Story Massage Programme which combines the benefits of positive touch with the creativity of storytelling.

In this story we have addressed the issue of Climate Change and how it is affecting  our planet which is having adverse effects on our children’s rights across the world.

 

 

UNICEF Soccer Aid 2020

 

As a Rights Respecting School, Beatlie strive to support each other and those in need. Of course with so many changes in our lives at the moment it can make it difficult to participate in activities where we can come together – which we have all grown to love.

So my solution is to have fun at home with the family and support Soccer Aid for Unicef  – the world’s biggest celebrity football match, raising money to give kids the best start in life.

Socceraid

Sunday 6 September,  6.30pm

England v Soccer Aid World XI FC

Watch on ITV & STV

Merry Christmas from Hopetoun

What a busy term we’ve had. All the children have been working hard.

Our topic this term was In The Band. We recycled tubs, bottles and tubes to create our instruments.

As well as all our usual activities we had fun meeting the ponies and everyone enjoyed the Children In Need morning.

Making our instruments.

We’ve also been involved in collecting food for the foodbank and selling rice – The 90kg Rice Challenge for Malawi.

The children covered boxes ready for the food and helped pack them too.

A huge thank you to everyone who donated food and bought rice. Your kindness is much appreciated. We received a huge amount of food and sold all our rice.

Next term our topic is Daytime.

We hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas and a happy, healthy and peaceful new year.

Very Best Wishes from the Hopetoun Team.

90KG Rice Challenge – UPDATE

Beatlie 90KG Rice Challenge 2019

This year Beatlie is supporting the rice challenge.

A bag of Rice Can Change a Life

Beatlie School Campus takes on 90kg rice challenge to give a helping hand to Malawian farmers and their families.

Beatlie School Campus will be helping to make a huge difference to the lives of farmers in Malawi and their families by taking part in the 90kg rice challenge.

Malawi is one of the world’s poorest countries and less than 1 in 4 children are able to attend secondary school. The 90kg rice challenge was inspired by the fact that if a farmer can sell just 90 x 1kg of Kilombero rice at a fair price, they will be able to send a child to Secondary School for a year.

By taking part in the challenge Beatlie are looking to show that by simply making changes to the way we buy food, fair trade can help to transform the lives of some of the world’s poorest people.

The school has bought in the rice and is kindly subsidising the cost (normally £3.20) to £1.20 a bag.

If you would like to support the cause and buy a bag, or two, please fill in the slip which will be sent home in school diaries and send it into school. There is a choice of white or brown rice.

 This rice has won a Great Taste award and is the most ethical rice on the market according to Ethical Consumer magazine.

 

Thank you in anticipation.

Eco committee/Rights Respecting Schools Committee

https://blogs.glowscotland.org.uk/wl/beatlieblog/2019/11/07/90kg-rice-challenge/

Children in Need

On Friday we enjoyed a Children in Need fundraiser with lots of our family and friends. Every class made some delicious treats for us to taste and there were lots of fun activities to keep us busy, including face painting, a disco, biscuit decorating and water play. In the end we raised a fantastic £350! Well done to everyone who took part. A special well done to Shirley, one of our nurses, and Luca and his family for winning the duck race. The winning duck was “Beakwell Tart”. You can watch the race by following the link below.

https://www.bbcchildreninneed.co.uk/fundraising/the-duck-race-sweepstake/