SILVER Rights Respecting School Award
Glasshouses Primary School aims to be a school where every aspect of a child is focused on and developed, including the area of wellbeing. As part of our school’s aim to promote a happy and successful school, we have just been awarded SILVER Rights Respecting School Award. This is an award which is given to schools on behalf of UNICEF.
What is a Rights Respecting School? Please click on the following link to view the Guide: What is a Rights Respecting School?
UNICEF is the world’s leading organisation working for children and their rights. In 1989, governments worldwide promised all children the same rights by adopting the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). These rights are based on what a child needs to survive, grow, participate and fulfil their potential.
The ‘Rights Respecting School’ award (RRSA) will help our pupils to grow into confident, caring and responsible young citizens both in school and within the wider community. By learning about their rights, our pupils also learn about the importance of respecting the rights of others i.e. their responsibilities.
Over the next year we plan to work on achieving our GOLD award and make our work on rights an integral part of daily school life.
Our external assessor says:
“Congratulations to all the children and adults concerned at Glasshouses Primary on achieving the Silver Award. The rapid progress the school has made since registering and achieving Bronze in May 2018 is fantastic, well done.”
UNICEF Shoe Share Appeal - 22 February 2019
Fairtrade Visit - Feb 2019
Local MP and Government Chief Whip, Julian Smith visit to Glasshouses - 1 February 2019
In response to a letter the pupils at Glasshouses wrote to the Houses of Parliament back in November about air pollution, the school had a visit from their local MP (and the Government Chief Whip), Julian Smith, today. He spoke to the whole school about his job as a conservative MP, which tied in with the school's ‘British Values’ work on democracy. He was very impressed with the maturity and good manners of the children. A member of the Rights Respecting leadership team presented him with a letter about road safety and the ongoing issues around the school. Mr Smith promised he would take the matter forward on their behalf. The power of pupil voice!
Visit from WaterAid - Thursday 31 January 2019
Today we welcomed Giles Smith, a speaker from WaterAid, who spoke to the children about the importance of clean water for health and sanitation. We discussed Article 24: All children have the right to clean water.