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Our Rights Respecting School

Introducing the Rights Respecting Ambassadors at Sixpenny Handley First School...

RRS Ambassadors Umpalumpa

 This term we have representatives from years 1-4.  Each of us put ourselves forward in a class election and were successful in being voted for as ambassadors. We are very proud of our important role within the school.  We look forward to welcoming two representatives from our Early Years class in the Summer Term.  We will support the Ladybirds in writing a manifesto and putting themselves forward for election. 

Mrs Hampshire meets with us every Tuesday lunchtime to plan events, discuss issues and talk about what is on our agenda.  

 We have an RRS Action Plan which we follow...you can read our most recent action plan here!  RRS Action Plan 2018-2019.  We also have a copy of our action plan which we use for the school to see up on our display board.  Action Plan for the Children 2018-2019.
We have important aspects of the school to run, such as Fairtrade, and fundraising which we organise events for.  We make sure that everyone understands and remembers how important it is to be part of our Rights Respecting School. 

Sixpenny and the Chocolate Factory....Fairtrade Fortnight Fun!

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As part of our annual Fairtrade Fortnight celebrations, the Rights Respecting Ambassadors organised a day packed full of chocolatey fun at Sixpenny Handley First School on Wednesday 6th March 2019. The day was themed around a Roald Dahl favourite and featured the children dressing up as Oompa Loompa’s and Canon Hancock from St Mary’s Church supporting us as Willy Wonka himself!

 The children led an assembly for the rest of the school, giving information about how a chocolate bar is actually produced, from bean to bar! The school received wonderful support from Divine chocolate and their resources were well used as well as children writing their own poetry to enter a Fairtrade Poetry competition hosted by Divine themselves. After finding out more about chocolate and how Fairtrade has such an important impact on the lives of others, it was time for the Oompa Loompa’s to hand out tickets to the very prestigious day full of events. Of course, there just had to be golden tickets features along the way and 5 lucky children as well as 1 member of staff received a super Fairtrade goodie bag! Each class were then set a chocolatey challenge to complete by 2.30pm ready for our chocolate sale, where families and the community were invited for a Fairtrade cuppa and to shop our chocolate stalls.

Early Years baked something with chocolate, Year 1 made lollipops out of chocolate, Year 2 moulded with chocolate, Year 3 made chocolate art and Year 4 made a chocolate drink! The results were just amazing, as was the support for our Fairtrade sale in the afternoon. What a wonderful celebration, wonderful learning opportunity and a special way to spread a very important Fairtrade message amongst our school community.

Thank you so much to our Rights Respecting Ambassadors for organising such a wonderful, chocolatey, Fairtrade day!

We thoroughly enjoy running our regular Fairtrade tuck shop at snack times.  In March 2019 the most popular item we sold was the Fairtrade Chocolate popcorn....in fact we sold out by Wednesday!!!  The apple and orange juice cartons were also popular as well as the chocoate chip cokies!  Thank you all for bringing in your 50p, for enjoying the snacks and most importantly for supporting Fairtrade.  


RRS Fiartrade Making With the Umpalumpa

RRS Fiartrade Fairtrade Selling at the Cafe

Next on the Agenda...


Working in Partnership with our Heath Academy Trust Schools

We are looking forward to the next item on our agenda and to making contact with the RRS Ambassadors at the 5 schools that are also part of our Heath Academy Trust.  We would like to work on projects alongside them and to learn from others and look at future actions together.


REST Jigsaw Programme...supporting resilience in our school

We have recently become a Jigsaw Ambassador School and are enjoying sharing our work with others.  Here is our action plan to show what we would like to develop further in our PSHE and Jigsaw Work.  We have invested in the REST (Resilience and Engagement Scale and Toolkit) and are looking forward to implementing this in the Autumn Term 2019.


UNICEF Soccar Aid Playground Challenge

We have signed up to support this wonderful UNICEF event in June 2019 and are looking forward to working as a school to support the work of UNICEF again. 


 Here are some of our recent projects...

Anti-Bullying Policy

Images: ANti bullying poster.JPGDuring October 2016, the RRS Ambassadors, supported Mrs Hewitt to re write the school Anti Bullying Policy by leading an anti bullying day.  We held a school assmebly where we demonstrated an understanding of bullying and asked the school for their support.  We set them the challenge to complete some art work to share an understanding of our school ethos and also asked them some important questions, such as what is bullying, how can we support you to prevent bullying happening at our school and why do you think we need an anti bullying policy.  The children then went back to classes to answer these questions and produced some super art work.  We had such a good response to our anti-bullying work with children asking if they could design a rap with friends to share their ideas, a song, a dance and we even had some families working on ideas at home and bringing them in to show us.  We used all of the ideas in our next meeting to re write the Anti Bullying policy, which was taken to a Governors meeting and ratified in October 2016.  We created some posters and displayed these around the school to remind others of how important our team work and ideas are and how we can support each other, whilst respecting the rights of all.  
At the beginning of this year (September 2017) we ensured that the next item on our anti bullying agenda was evident in every classroom.  We re launched our worry boxes as 'chatter boxes' to make sure that we are giving everybody a voice and that everybody is being listened to. We have had some good feedback about 'Chatter Boxes' so far!  

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Download: Level 2 Award Report

Sixpenny Handley is a rights respecting school.  We achieved our Level 2 Award.

Article 24: Children have the right to good quality healthcare, to clean water, nutritious food and a clean environment. - Unicef Rights Respecting School




We are proud to have received these awards: