09.10.19 RRS Group Meeting: Fairtrade Schools
Today we talked about what Fairtrade means and all the different products that carry the Fairtrade mark. We are aiming to achieve the Fairtrade Schools FairActive Award this session! Next term we will write a FairActive action plan together.
We made a list of the different products that we knew could be Fairtrade: bananas, chocolate, sugar, tea, coffee, clothes and footballs. We voted to choose two to campaign about in February and May 2020. We chose chocolate and footballs!
We watched a short film by the Fairtrade Foundation called: Playing Fair: The Story of Fairtrade Footballs
It was a really interesting film ~ we talked afterwards about all the people we could speak to about it.
We decided it would be best to split into 2 research teams next term, so that we can find out as much as we can about Fairtrade chocolate (to present in February) and Fairtrade footballs (to share in May) and try to do something to take action on both!
02.10.19 Different Families, Same Love Assembly
UNCRC Article 2 (non-discrimination) The Convention applies to every child without discrimination, whatever their ethnicity, gender, religion, language, abilities or any other status, whatever they think or say, whatever their family background.
UNCRC Article 18 (parental responsibilities and state assistance)
Both parents share responsibility for bringing up their child and should always consider what is best for the child. Governments must support parents by creating support services for children and giving parents the help they need to raise their children.
UNCRC Article 20 (children unable to live with their family)
If a child cannot be looked after by their immediate family, the government must give them special protection and assistance. This includes making sure the child is provided with alternative care
that is continuous and respects the child’s culture, language and religion.
This afternoon, pupils from our group presented a Powerpoint and read a Twinkl ebook called “Part of the Party.” These helped us to recognise the similarities and differences between different families. One of the things that all the families had in common was that they all loved each other.
18.9.19 RRS Group Meeting
This afternoon we discussed the #Activate Your Rights campaign.
“Young Scot, Children in Scotland and The Scottish Government want to work with a group of children and young people to take the lead in helping to promote their rights and shape the way Scotland understands and supports the rights of the child.
In November 2019 it will also be the 30th anniversary of the UNCRC being created so this is a fantastic time to get involved with this exciting project! That’s why we’re recruiting volunteers for #ActivateYourRights – a children and young people’s rights team that will help promote the The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) for children and young people in Scotland.”
Several P4-7 pupils were interested in applying for this. The closing date is Monday. The official website (including the application form) is here: Activate Your Rights Campaign
We also started to prepare for our next assembly, which we will deliver on Wednesday 2nd October. We listened to and discussed a Powerpoint presentation called “Different Families, Same Love” and then an E-book called: “Part of the Party.” We decided to use them both in the assembly. Five people will present the assembly. A group of P5-7s looked at the UNCRC articles which the story ties in with. A group of P1-4s started to make colourful lettering to update our RRS Group noticeboard in the hall.
Miss Mullin will meet with the presenters again tomorrow, so that we are all happy with what we are going to say and read!
18.9.19 European Day of Languages Assembly
UNCRC Article 2 Every child has the same rights regardless of their race, colour, sex, language, religion, politics, nationality, social class, place of birth or disability.
UNCRC Article 30 Every child has the right to practice their own culture, language and religion.
This afternoon, we co-presented an assembly with the Celebrations Committee. We explained what, when and why we are celebrating the European Day of Languages next week. We were really impressed with the number of different languages that people can say “Hello” or “Good afternoon” in. Lots of pupils have already decided which European flag colours they are going to wear for our school sponsored walk next Monday afternoon.
Our assembly is here: european day of languages assembly 18.9.19
The official website is: European Day of Languages 2019
Look what arrived today! We’re very proud to display our certificate and banner after all our work towards achieving this.
28.8.19 RRS Group Meeting
Miss Mullin welcomed our new committee group members, including Duncan H, Duncan M, Finlay M, Ivan, Aibhne, Conon, Mileigh, Sophie M, Aaron F, Aiden, Brianna, Eva K, Ewan F, James and Thomas.
We played team building games to get to know each other better.
We are going to present an assembly on the European Day of Languages in 3 weeks time.