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UNICEF Rights Respecting Schools Award

BRETTENHAM IS A LEVEL 2

RIGHTS RESPECTING SCHOOL  

 

    

 

We are extremely proud to be THE FIRST SCHOOL IN ENFIELD to achieve the prestigious Level 2 of the Rights Respecting Schools Award.

 

Picture 1 Our Ambassadors love their new RRSA lanyards!!
Picture 1 Our Ambassadors recently received Thank You cards.
Picture 2 The visiting school were really impressed!

OUR AMBASSADORS PRESENTING TO TEACHERS AND OTHER MEMBERS OF STAFF - Autumn Term 2017

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WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A RIGHTS RESPECTING SCHOOL? - Autumn Term 2017

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A RIGHTS RESPECTING SCHOOL? - Autumn Term 2017 1
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A RIGHTS RESPECTING SCHOOL? - Autumn Term 2017 2
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A RIGHTS RESPECTING SCHOOL? - Autumn Term 2017 3
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A RIGHTS RESPECTING SCHOOL? - Autumn Term 2017 4

OUR UNICEF AMBASSADORS

 

Brettenham's UNICEF Ambassadors meet weekly with Mrs Brown, our RRSA lead teacher, to discuss the workings of the school, and be the voice of our pupils. Additionally, they organise a number of theme days to bring together all our learning about children’s rights around the world.

They also collect evidence and photos of our work to show our children, parents and visitors all the fantastic work that we do!

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This year, Brettenham has been awarded the title of Enfield's 'Global Centre of Excellence'. This is primarily in relation to our work on global issues and social awareness, and our status as a Rights Respecting School.
We use this title to coach, mentor and train other schools in the area in their development of their own global learning and education.
Please do not hesitate to contact us at Brettenham for more information, or visit their website at
http://glp.globaldimension.org.uk/

 

OUR VISIT TO ST CATHERINE'S SCHOOL IN BARNET: Summer Term 2017

 

Since their visit to us last term, we have been keen to visit the ambassadors at St Catherine's to learn more about what they have done, and are continuing to do, to earn their Level 1 Rights Respecting Status. Brettenham's Ambassadors from Years 5 and 6 visited in June to have a look around, engage in some activities and offer advice for their upcoming Level 2 assessment.

Picture 1 They took us on a tour of their school.
Picture 2 We looked at their displays...
Picture 3 ...and we looked at their Class Charters.
Picture 4 We worked together to complete some activities...
Picture 5 engaged in lots of good discussion...
Picture 6 and learnt a little bit more about each other.
Picture 1 We all had a lovely time at St Catherine's School!

DAY FOR CHANGE: Summer Term 2017

 

Brettenham took part in this year's 'UNICEF Day for Change', focusing on raising awareness of malnutrition around the world. Children are malnourished when they do not eat enough food, or eat too much of the wrong kinds of food. On average, a child dies of malnutrition every 12 minutes.

On the day, we all donated £1 to come to school dressed in lots of blue, and learnt more about the issue of malnutrition in our lessons, producing some great work about our hopes for the future. We also made and sold fruit smoothies, and took part in food related games and competitions to further embed the importance of making healthy food choices.

Altogether, we raised an amazing £290, which will be doubled by another charity, meaning we will eventually send around £600 to UNICEF to help with their projects around the world!

Thank you, and well done to everyone! no

Picture 1 We had a class 'Grape-Grabbing' competition
Picture 2 We made and sold fruit smoothies
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OUR VISIT FROM WALKER SCHOOL: Spring Term 2017

OUR VISIT FROM WALKER SCHOOL: Spring Term 2017 1 We were asked lots of questions about the school.
OUR VISIT FROM WALKER SCHOOL: Spring Term 2017 2 They took a lot of ideas back to school with them!

OUR VISIT FROM ST CATHERINE'S SCHOOL IN BARNET: Spring Term 2017

OUR VISIT FROM ST CATHERINE'S SCHOOL IN BARNET: Spring Term 2017 1 We took our visitors on a tour of the school.
OUR VISIT FROM ST CATHERINE'S SCHOOL IN BARNET: Spring Term 2017 2 They really liked all our art work.
OUR VISIT FROM ST CATHERINE'S SCHOOL IN BARNET: Spring Term 2017 3 We worked together to produce some great work.
OUR VISIT FROM ST CATHERINE'S SCHOOL IN BARNET: Spring Term 2017 4 We enjoyed getting to know each other.
OUR VISIT FROM ST CATHERINE'S SCHOOL IN BARNET: Spring Term 2017 5 They even stayed for lunchtime!
OUR VISIT FROM ST CATHERINE'S SCHOOL IN BARNET: Spring Term 2017 6 We wrote and drew about how we see the world.
OUR VISIT FROM ST CATHERINE'S SCHOOL IN BARNET: Spring Term 2017 7 We wrote some acrostic poems.
OUR VISIT FROM ST CATHERINE'S SCHOOL IN BARNET: Spring Term 2017 8 We thought about what it means to a good citizen -
OUR VISIT FROM ST CATHERINE'S SCHOOL IN BARNET: Spring Term 2017 9 - and what it means to be rights respecting!

AN ACROSTIC POEM ABOUT BEING RIGHTS RESPECTING

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written by Chardonnay from Brettenham, and Kimmianne from St Catherine's
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OUR CLASS CHARTERS 2017-18

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OUR CHARTERS AROUND SCHOOL

 

As well as individual class charters (reminding children of their rights and how to respect them while they are learning in class) our UNICEF Ambassadors have also designed charters for other key areas around school. These charters aim to promote positive attitudes and behaviours, as well as making sure our RRSA work is prominent throughout the school.

SOME OTHER RRSA RELATED WORK AT BRETTENHAM

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WHAT ARE CHILDREN'S RIGHTS, AND WHY SHOULD WE LEARN ABOUT THEM?

 

noThe UNCRC is a document agreed to by all countries around the world to help
     protect children. It tells us our rights as children.

no“Rights" are things every child should HAVE or BE ABLE TO DO.

noAll children have the same rights. These rights are listed in the UN Convention
     on the Rights of the Child.

noAlmost every country has agreed to these rights.

noAll the rights are connected to each other, and all are equally important.

noSometimes, we have to think about rights in terms of what is the best for
     children in a situation, and what is critical to life and protection from harm.

noAs you grow, you have more responsibility to make choices and exercise your
     rights. 

 

Brettenham's UNICEF Ambassadors worked together to re-write the UNCRC in their own words, making it more accessible to all our children. 

“The UNICEF UK Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA) supports schools across the UK to embed children’s human rights in their ethos and culture. The award recognises achievement in putting the UN Convention on the Right of the Child (UNCRC) at the heart of a school’s practice to improve well-being and help all children realise their potential. The award is based on principles of equality, dignity, respect, non-discrimination and participation. The initiative started in 2006 and schools involved in the Award have reported a positive impact on relationships and well-being, leading to better learning and behaviour, improved academic standards and less bullying.”
learn more at: http://www.unicef.org.uk/rights-respecting-schools/

For more information on our RRS work, please contact Jo Brown, our RRS Lead Teacher: jbrown@brettenham.enfield.sch.uk.