We are becoming a Unicef UK Rights Respecting School!
Glasshouses Primary School aims to be a school where children’s rights are at the heart of our ethos and culture, to improve well-being and to develop every child’s talents and abilities to their full potential. Throughout the year we have worked hard to create a culture for pupil voice to be heard and be a real part of developing the school through the introduction of Pupil Leadership Teams, House Captains, developing our positive behaviour values – ‘CHAMPS’ and Glasshouses University. As part of this plan we are working towards recognition as a ‘Rights Respecting School’, an award given to schools on behalf of Unicef UK.
Unicef is the world’s leading organisation working for children and young people and their rights. In 1989, governments across the world agreed that all children have the same rights by adopting the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). These rights are based on what a child needs to survive, grow, participate and fulfil their potential.
Glasshouses children will learn about their rights by putting them into practice every day. A Rights Respecting School models rights and respect in all its relationships.
We really hope that you will be able to support our school on our journey towards becoming a Unicef UK Rights Respecting School. It would be great if you could spend a few minutes reading through our questions & answers on the back of this letter, and also find a bit more about the Convention on the Rights of the Child by visiting unicef.org.uk/crc. Attached is one of our CRC summary leaflets.
For further information about Rights Respecting Schools please visit: www.unicef.org.uk/rrsa
Cultural Diversity Week
As part of our work to promote the statutory requirements of fundamental British Values and Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural areas of the curriculum, across the week commencing 21st May we will focus on appreciating and learning linked to cultural diversity week. We will be welcoming visitors from different faiths and cultures to school and we will be enjoying fun activities which include dance, drama, cooking and art throughout the week to reflect our school’s sense of belonging for everyone and acknowledging that diversity is one of our greatest assets and we are stronger because of it.
Families are invited to come along and enjoy the showcase assembly on Friday 25th May at 2.55 – 3.15pm where there will be an opportunity to sample some food from different cultures.
During the week, there will be an opportunity for children to have natural henna art painted on their hands. The school’s Health and Safety Risk assessments will be applied to all activities, however please note that henna is natural henna made out of natural henna plant with the leaves blended into powder mixed with water and eucalyptus oil. Please indicate below if you consent to your children taking part in this activity.
We will also be making and tasting chapattis. These are made of wheat. Any pupils with such allergies will not be able to taste chapattis. Again, the schools Health and Safety and children specific allergies will be noted.