Spencer Bear Team leads the way to becoming a Rights Respecting School
All children and young people have rights. These rights are the things that children need to be safe, healthy and happy. The United Nations has a list of all the rights that children have. This list is called the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). To see the 42 Articles which relate to the Rights of the Child, click on the ‘Rights Respecting School UNICEF’ logo found on the School’s home webpage: www.nitonprimary.org
Because Niton Primary School believes that the rights of children and young people matter, the school is working towards achieving the Right Respecting Schools Award. This award recognises that the school works to embed children’s rights in our ethos and culture to improve wellbeing and develop every child’s talents and abilities to their full potential. To achieve this Niton Primary are working with pupils, parents, the community and the wider world, to help improve the treatment of children and their environment.
This week the children heard about the UNCRC and were made aware that they have many rights that they can rely upon. They also have been encouraged to get involved and have their voices heard when decisions are made which affect their lives.
By participating in decision making, children may be able to use and better understand their rights, and play a fuller role in their own lives and in the communities where they live. This can be take the form of writing our pupil friendly anti-bullying policy, supporting a local campaign or holding charitable fundraising events.
If you would like to know more about the Right Respecting School Award or would be interested in joining our school Rights Respecting Steering Group, please ask a Spencer Bear Representative, Catherine Hoare or Wanda Wall.
Spencer Bear Team
The Spencer Bear team meet Niton and Whitwell Parish Council for their first Council meeting!
Acts of Kindness Award:
Niton Primary School celebrates and encourages the positive acts of kindness shown to one another, contributing to our school being a ‘bullying free zone’.
The nominations are made for and from children or adults. From these nominations, the Spencer Bear Representatives select who should receive an ‘Act of Kindness Award’ to be presented in our Celebration Assembly.
This week’s Act of Kindness Award goes to:
Mable Newberry for being herself no matter what.
Tiger Mortimer for opening all the doors for everyone.
James Hayes-Davis for always collecting up his friend’s lunchboxes
The Spencer Bear Team!