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Level 1 Awarded

 

We are delighted to tell you that Wyburns Primary School has been awarded Level 1 of the Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA). We are always striving to create the best possible learning environment for our children. This achievement shows that we are committed to promoting and realising children’s rights and encouraging adults and young people to respect the rights of others in school. Our steering group and staff have been following an action plan to ensure that:

  • the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) underpins our values and decision making in school

  • the whole school learns about the CRC and respects the rights of others

  • children are empowered to become active learners and active local and global citizens.

Please take a look at the report we received from our assessor.

 

Thank you for everyone's support throughout our journey to achieving this!

Wyburns Wonders

 

The Junior Governors have been working so hard to create a newsletter for the children of Wyburns. A copy of this is attached below and will be sent out to all children.

 

Well done for all of your hard work - it looks amazing!

PowerHouse Games!

Article 29 Your education should help you use and develop your talents and abilities. It should also help you learn to live peacefully, protect the environment and respect other people.

 

Wow, what a fun-filled first day back at school!

 

The children took part in the PowerHouse Games! The activities ranged from Curling, blindfolded ball games, sitting volleyball, Boccia and Parachute games. The children learnt that even with a disability, every single person can enjoy and take part in sport! 

 

The children have been commended on how polite and enthusiastic they were!

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Diversity and Tolerance of Others Beliefs

Article 14: You have the right to choose your own religions and beliefs

 

Wyburns had a visit from Reverend Phil on Friday afternoon, who worked with a group of children to put on a puppet show. The show was all about how we should accept other peoples beliefs and all work together as one!

 

The children and staff thoroughly enjoyed it!

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Red Nose Day!

 

Thank you so much for all of your kind donations! Wyburns have raised a massive £254.70!

 

Thank you to all the children for dressing funny for money today and taking part in our Annual Wyburns Fashion Show!

 

A big well done to our competition winners! The projects look so amazing! Well done to everyone who's entered!

 

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Rayleigh Town Council

Our Junior Governors have had another busy week getting organised for our upcoming fundraising events.

 

The children had the opportunity to visit Rayleigh Town Council on Thursday to find out about their roles, responsibilities and the projects they have been working on.

 

The children asked some fantastic questions and representing Wyburns very well!

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Rights Respecting Schools Steering Group Update!

Our steering group have been extremely busy over the past couple of weeks organising upcoming events and liaising with their classes to ensure we hear what everyone in the school has to say!

Here are some of the things we have been up to:

 

  • Organising a competition for Red Nose Day, in which the children have devised their own homework activity to send home for the whole school
  • Creating posters for Red Nose Day to raise awareness of when the event is taking place
  • Thinking about our visit to Rayleigh Town Council, in which the children will have the opportunity to ask questions that have been collected from each class
  • Beginning to write our very own Wyburns School Newspaper, which will include upcoming events, the views of the children and a Right of the term!

 

The Junior Governors have been working so hard and can't wait for all of their important upcoming events!

Power 2 Inspire

 

Wyburns had a truly inspiring assembly today! John Willis, from the charity Power 2 Inspire, came in to talk to us about his Road 2 Rio challenge and how you can achieve anything when you put your heart to it!

 

The children got to see a video of John trying 34 Olympic and Paralympic sports throughout the last year, see the sports equipment he uses to be able to achieve these things and listen to some stories e.g how he drives and uses a knife and fork!

 

The children have taken on board John's positivity and passion to exceed in everything he does!

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Save The Children

 

The children and staff at Wyburns Primary School have raised £158 for Save The Children on Christmas Jumper Day!

 

Thank you for all of your kind contributions!

 

We can't wait to organise our next fundraising event!

Christmas Jumper Day

The Junior Governors have been extremely busy over the past few weeks. They have plastered posters around the school and raised awareness for Christmas Jumper Day, to raise money for Save The Children.

 

The children have decided to run a competition in their classes on Friday 16th, to raise even more awareness. They will judging the craziest and most festive outfit. They will then award the winners with a certificate and prize!

 

Well done for all of your hard work Junior Governors!

Charters and rights around the school

 

This week, the Junior Governors have taking part in a Rights Respecting Schools tour to note down improvements we can make to our school displays! :)

 

 

This weeks task

 

This week the Junior Governor steering group have been in charge of distributing the Rights Respecting Schools Child Questionnaires to gain a better understanding of the points we need to work on as a school.

 

They have also listened to the ideas of their peers and have decided to research different names for the library, as well as improving the layout for the children smiley

 

Well done!

Rights Respecting School Reminder!

 

Please take a look at out parent newsletter to find out what we have achieved as a school so far and where we are heading next! smiley

RRS Wyburns Primary School Guide For Parents

Jeans for Genes

Jeans for Genes day has been a success and the school were rocking their denim looks on Friday.

 

The total raised was £176!

This is a fantastic amount that will be given to this brilliant charity.

 

Thank you for all of your kind donations!

Election day!

Election day has come to a close, as every class has now voted for a boy and a girl of their choice. The children have had the opportunity to take part in each stage of the process and have been fantastic throughout the nominations, speeches and voting stages.

 

The votes are currently being counted by each class teacher and the winners will be announced on Monday 26th!

 

Well done to everyone who put themselves up to run for each council, you have all been brilliant!

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World's Largest Lesson

The whole school took part in the 'World's Largest Lesson' today, which was a great success! The children reminded themselves of the 17 Global Goals and began to think of ways in which they can help. The children loved watching the video, featuring Emma Watson!

 

 

Some classes looked at the environment, whereas others looked at gender equality. 

The photos of the afternoon will be updated shortly!
 

Jeans for Genes Day

The school will be dressed in denim, from head to toe, on Friday 23rd September. This will be to raise money for thousands of children with genetic disorders across the UK.

 

Donation boxes will be placed in the office and a collection bucket will visit each classroom on the day!

Thank you for all of your support! 

 

 

Together we can help raise awareness!

Let's overdo do it in denim!

Welcome back!

 

Welcome back to our Unicef Rights Respecting Schools page!

We will be updating you on the latest news and events, as well as introducing our steering group once more.

The elections will be taking place on Friday 23rd September! We look forward to seeing who will be running this year smiley

Thank you!

 

Miss Williams and I would like to say a big thank you to the Rights Respecting Schools steering group and adults for everything you have done this year!

 

You have worked extremely hard and have made sure that everyone is aware of their rights in a fun and exciting way!

Junior Governors

 

Our Junior Governors have been busy thinking of ways to show our rights around the school. They have also been helping to create our individual class charters!

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Thought for the week

Who is the happiest?

 

Across the school, each class has been provided with a range of photographs from around the world. Within each photo, families stand outside their houses with every single one of their belongings.

 

The children have had lots of discussions about what happiness is defined as and what 'rich and poor' actually mean to them. We have been amazed by the thoughtful and mature responses which have raised questions and provoked each others thinking.

 

"You might need a TV if that is your only way of seeing what’s going on in the world."

Jake – Class 5

 

"They don’t have a lot but they seem really happy. They might have everything they need."

Samantha – Class 5

 

"They might use their donkey for travelling around and carrying things. Maybe they use that instead of a car?"

Sophie - Class 5

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World Largest Lesson - WB 28.09.15

Wyburns have taken part in the 'World's Largest Lesson'. What a success!

Classes across the school have focused on the 17 goals to achieve 3 extraordinary things

 Ending extreme poverty. Fighting inequality and injustice. Fixing climate change. 

Each class shared their brilliance at the end of the day in assembly with activities ranging from economic footprints to strategies for helping towards these goals.

 

We are so proud of how hard you all worked and how you linked these goals to children's rights.

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Rights Respecting Schools steering group

A big well done for all of your hard work so far!

 

The steering group have been attending their regular meetings in order to lead in developing the school's awareness of Rights Respecting Schools. The group have already begun gaining information from their individual classes to support this. Our focus at the moment is to think  about a system in which we can begin to record when our rights are being referred to; ensuring everyone is aware of their rights across the school.

Rights Respecting Schools Charter

 

We have been focusing on our school charter and how this links to our daily life in school and at home.

 

We have now blown our charter up which is helping us to see the roles and responsibilities of each person in the school :)

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Recognition of commitment

 

We are very pleased to announce that Wyburns have been rewarded with a 'Recognition of Commitment' meaning that we can continue with our journey towards achieving Level 1.

 

Thank you to everyone as you have all contributed towards this in some way!

Bursting with Brilliance!

 

All classes have been working hard to produce some amazing work which has been linked to a range of different rights.

We have thought about what it is to be a good friend, why we should have the right to play, sharing our talents and lots more!

 

 

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Rights Respecting Schools Charter

 

Our Rights Respecting School charter is now displayed around the school and will be published in the Partnership diaries in the new term!

 

The steering group have decided on the key priorities within school which included pupils, teachers and both.

This focuses on the right to have a good quality education and develop our talents and abilities.

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Freedom of expression

 

At Wyburns, our school ehtos is based on individuality and aiming to be the best that you can be!

Therefore, as a child you have the right to:

 

Article 13 (freedom of expression)

Every child must be free to say what they think and to seek and receive all kinds of information, as long as it is within the law.

Article 14 (freedom of thought, belief and religion)

Every child has the right to think and believe what they want and also to practise their religion, as long as they are not stopping other people from enjoying their rights.

 

Please click on the link below to watch a video based on human rights and freedom of expression:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yqf68zWTo7M

Thank you!

We would like to say a big thank you to all who donated towards the Nepal earthquake collection!

As we are a Rights Respecting School and live in a country where our rights are met, we have a responsibility to help others who do not.. We spoke about the needs that were not being met in order to help towards this. These included:

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You have the right to the best health care possible, safe water to drink, nutritious food, a clean and safe environment, and information to help you stay well.

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You have the right to help from the government if you are poor or in need.

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You have the right to food, clothing, a safe place to live and to have your basic needs met. You should not be disadvantaged so that you can't do many of the things other kids can do.

 

 

This week we are launching our campaign to become a UNICEF Rights Respecting School.

 

We will be working to embed the principles of the United Nations Conventions on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) within the work that we do as school and as part of the global community.

 

For further information on the award for schools, please go to www.unicef.org.uk/rrsa .

 

Kids - don't forget to talk to your families about children's rights and what becoming a Rights Respecting School means.

The Convention on the Rights of the Child

Here is a short video made by a Swiss Grade 10 pupil to teach younger pupils about the Convention on the Rights of the Child. This is a great way to begin a conversation about children's rights.