Our new Family Ambassadors for 2017/2018
An important part of our school is our Family Group system. Pupils are grouped into ‘families’ with pupils from different year groups. They meet weekly to discuss the Rights Respecting Agenda and other elements of PSHCE. We believe that this helps pupils to socialise, grow in confidence as well as helping them to care for younger pupils. We have chosen our brand new Family Ambassadors for this year. We are so proud of all the Year 6 children who delivered speeches in front of the whole school to explain why they should be voted as Ambassadors. We will now have Team Allen, Team Watson, Team Bell, Team Kelly, Team Scrivin and Team Burns. The lead ambassadors (and their fabulous deputies) will help to lead weekly Family Group sessions as well as collecting family points that have been earned by their ‘family’ members. The team with the most family points at the end of the year will earn a special reward.
Photographs to follow.
Eco Schools Team 2017/2018
We are pleased to introduce you to our new Eco Schools Council for 2017/2018. Mrs Williams and the Eco team are going to work hard to try and renew our school’s eco awards this year. Their first focus is on a new recycling scheme for used pens and empty crisp packets!
Playground Leaders and Buddies 2017/2018
Well done to our new playground leaders from Year 5 and Year 6 who have passed the first stage of their training. The leaders will be running games and activities on a lunch time to help keep our younger pupils fit and entertained! Thank you to Mrs Unsworth for all her hard work in setting up the new system. I think they are going to do a fabulous job!
What is a Rights Respecting School?
Thornley Primary School aims to be a school where all our pupils feel happy, safe and respected. This year, we are working towards recognition as a “Rights Respecting School”. This is an award which is given to schools on behalf of UNICEF.
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. A summary of these rights are available below.
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.
Thornley Primary School pupils are encouraged to reflect on how their behaviour and actions affect those around them, which allows us to build and maintain a positive and safe learning environment for all, both in the classroom and around the school grounds.
If you would like more information about the work of UNICEF or a Rights Respecting School then please visit: Unicef – Rights Respecting Schools
Please select the link below to view a Fact Sheet: A summary of the rights under the Convention on the Rights of the Child
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