Welcome to our Rights Respecting School Council
Our Rights Respecting Council work very hard on our behalf to promote the work of our school. More information on who they are and what they do can be found on our homepage and also via the Rights Respecting School link on the right hand side of this page.
Our 2020-2021 Rights Respecting Council Champions
As a Rights Respecting school we are an organisation which promotes equality and the UNCRC articles giving children in our care a high level of pupil voice and participation as well as striving to educate them to become all round Global citizens.
Examples of Events the Rights Respecting School Council have arranged
22 February to 7 March 2021
For two weeks each year at the end of February and start of March, thousands of individuals, companies and groups across the UK come together to share the stories of the people who grow our food and drinks. mine our gold and who grow the cotton in our clothes, people who are often exploited and underpaid.
In 2021, Fairtrade Fortnight will feel very different. 2020 has been a hard year for everyone and we know that physically campaigning and meeting people will continue to be challenging in 2021 but we have also heard from so many of you that you want to continue to support Fairtrade through this time.
The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us more than ever how interconnected we are globally. This interconnection is at the very heart of the Fairtrade message and is where your role begins. You are part of the Fairtrade movement and you have the power to drive long-term change, not only with your shopping choices but with your support in spreading the message. We just have to do this a little differently in 2021!
The Rights Respecting Champions of Nettlesworth Primary School did us all proud today when they hosted their very own Virtual Assembly to raise the awareness of World Children’s Day.
The each spoke to the rest of the school via TEAMs, addressing the global issues of Climate Change.
Well done to our champions, and to the rest of our school on a fabulous effort around this topical issue.
Wearing Green for NSPCC
Today we all came to school to wearing Green in order to raise money for the NSPCC. We have been taking part in workshops giving children the confidence to speak out if they are worried, either to a trusted adult or Childline.
We had a ‘Design an emoji competition’ with the help of our Speak out Stay safe mascot, Buddy the speech bubble, and the winners from each class each received a green prize. The best part of the day was day was covering Mr Graham in green slime – all for a good cause though! 🙂
Thank you to everyone who kindly donated, we raised a total of £85.oo for this amazing charity.
UNCRC Article 12 & 19
This week Miss Grant has been working alongside the Rights Respecting Council with Mrs Hill to deliver a workshop in assembly informing all of the school what the NSPCC promotes and how we can help to raise awareness.
They introduced us to Buddy the NSPCC mascot and thought of a wonderful idea to raise awareness in our local community; a ‘wear green to school day’. This will be taking place on Friday 7th February.
“We can work together to make sure every childhood is free from abuse.” For more information head over to their website:
UNCRC Article Link: 12 & 24
This year for UK Parliamentary Week, we have been raising awareness about Single Use Plastics.
We held a coffee morning to share all of our hard work throughout the week with our parents and carers. Thank you to those who came along!
I hope your all enjoyed class 1’s performance of their poem; Mr Hedgehog.
Thank you for helping us raise money for Children in need, the kids had lots of fun taking part in ‘Nettlesworth’s got talent’ where they could perform their talents in front of the whole school. As a treat the staff every pulled together to perform a breakthrough act! Simon Cowell eat you heart out!! 🙂
Together we raised £95 to support this amazing charity!
Children in Need provide grants to projects in the UK which focus on children and young people who are disadvantaged. They are local to people in all corners of the UK and support small and large organisations which empower children and extend their life choices.
Children in Need are currently supporting over 3,000 local charities and projects in communities across the UK. The projects they fund help children facing a range of disadvantages for example poverty and deprivation; children who have been the victims of abuse or neglect or disabled young people.
Like that of Children in Need: Our vision is that every child has a childhood which is safe, happy, secure and allows them the chance to reach their potential.
UNCRC Article link: Article 19 – Governments should do all they can to ensure that children are protected from all forms of violence, abuse, neglect and bad treatmentby their parents or anyone else who looks after them.
As part of our pledge to support charities across the year who make a difference to the lives of people all around the world, as well as in our country, we took part in Jeans for Genes day.
The children came to school wearing their genes or something blue, donating £1 for this amazing charity to raise money to make a difference for children affected by genetic disorders.
We would like to thank you all for your amazing support once again after raising a whopping £97.20! ?
Huge thank you to all of your fantastic donations to this amazing charity helping children with Genetic Disorders! This links closely to the work we do within the community as a Rights Respecting School:
UNCRC Article 23: A child with a disability has the right to live a full and decent life with dignity and independence, and to play an active part in the community.
1 in 25 children has a genetic disorder that makes their life very difficult. That’s like one in every class. By wearing our jeans and donating, we have helped to change the lives of these children.
We are overwhelmed with all of the donations and have received a grand total of £95.06!
Rights Respecting Energy Savers
The Rights Respecting Council have been working with Alice from the OASES and Mrs Gallacher, to find ways to improve our schools energy efficiency levels.
Today, Friday 9th March 2018, the Rights Respecting Council held a Fairtrade tuck shop in keeping with ‘Fairtrade Fortnight’. The Fairtrade tuck shop offered a Fairtrade KitKat and a drink of juice for 50p. Amongst the hustle and bustle in the hall we managed to squeeze in a DVD.
A few of the Rights Respecting Council members even tried their hand at washing up plastic cups in aid of recycling!
In Miss Grant’s Theme assembly this week we looked at how to keep ourselves safe when using the internet and our electronic devices. We found out how to stay SMART when using the internet and watched an interesting video showing how important it is to keep your personal information safe when playing on your electronic devices because the people that you are chatting to aren’t always who you think they might be (For more information see the power point attached below). Our Internet Safety work will be continued on Friday 9th February 2018 at our Fair trade Coffee Morning that is taking place in the School Hall between 10-11am, it would be great to see parents, carers and members of the community promoting E-Safety with us too!
*Linking to Article 17 – Every Child has the right to access media.
UNCRC Article 6- Children have the right to live. Governments should ensure that children survive and develop healthy.
Well done Years 5/6 in conjunction with the Rights Respecting Council, who completed a sleepover at school to raise money for Crisis- a charity in aid to help the homeless, who the children value and want to help. We managed to raise £50 by running a soup kitchen, designing an outfit and building a shelter- Lizzie also came to visit us and we also managed to celebrate Harvey’s birthday.