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Our Rights Respecting School

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

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We have representatives from each class, 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 excited that in the next few weeks we will be joined by representatives from the Early Years class.  We will visit the Ladybirds class to share what roe the RRS ambassadors play within our school and to encourage the Ladybirds to put themselves forward to be elected.  
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 and we also 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. 

Here are some of our recent projects...

Anti-Bullying Policy

Images: ANti bullying poster.JPGDuring October 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 create 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.  The next item on our anti bullying agenda is re launching our worry boxes as 'chatter boxes' to ensure that we are giving everybody a voice and that everybody is being listened to.  Watch this space!   

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The RRS Ambassadors have also filmed a special Anti-Bullying Poem to share the outcome of our Anti Bullying day on our school TV screens and to remind all of the important aspects of our school and our ethos.

Video coming soon!!!
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RRS and Jigsaw 

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On 16th October we welcomed Carol Catton to our RRS meeting.  Carol works for Jigsaw (PSHE) and she came in to talk to us about how we can develop our RRS and Jigsaw work in school.  She had some excellent ideas for the community part of our action plan and helped us to think about how to start writing this.  We look forward to welcoming Carol back to one of our meetings very soon.  Thank you Carol. 

The Trussell Trust

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In November we orgaised a collection of Christmas Shoeboxes for the Trussell Trust. We held a festive Christmas Shoebox packing day and whilst wearing our Christmas jumpers and hats and dancing to Christmas tunes we managed to pack 105 shoeboxes for the Trussell Trust.  

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We were very kindly supported by some very helpful elves (parenst) who gave up their time to help this very worthwhile cause.  By working as a team we managed to pack 108 shoeboxes to help make some people very happy this Christmas!  Thank you all for your wonderful donations.  

Fairtrade Tuck Shop

                                  We ran a Fairtrade tuck shop for the week which was really fun.  The most popular item were the cookies!  We really enjoyed serving everyone in our class.  We look forward to running the next Fairtrade Tuck Shop durin Fairtrade Fortnight.

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We are excited to announce our new project where we are working wtih support from Carol at Jigsaw to develop a link with a school in Hollnad.  The school school are also working on Jigsaw as part of their PSHE learning and we look forward to supporting each other and working together on projects.  Just before Christmas the RRS Ambassadors sent their first email to our link school, to wish them a happy holiday and to introduce ourselves.  We are eagerly awaiting a response and look forward to keeping you updated on the development of our link school! 



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Download: Level 2 Award Report

Sixpenny Handley is a rights respecting school and we have recently 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: