Rights Respecting Group 05/12/2017
Mrs Fitzpatrick, Miss Huntley, Catherine Strong, Dorothy Martin, Barry Graham, Paula McGann
All Rights Respecting steering group children present apart from Year 5 as both children are absent due to sickness.
Mrs Fitzpatrick explained that this group was to meet regularly to discuss children’s rights in school, in the community of Seaham and the wider world.
Mrs Fitzpatrick reminded the children that they had been asked to choose a favourite article from a selection of small books she had and she passed around a new leaflet from Unicef which was a summary of UN convention on the Rights of the Child.
The children were asked to look at the leaflet and consider how we could incorporate some of the articles around the school ie labels next to the water coolers , food (kitchen) etc. It was decided Mrs Strong and Mr Graham would oversee this.
The question was asked do we need to re-visit our classroom and playground charters?
We discussed a school mascot. Previously children in school had been asked to design what they thought a suitable mascot would look like. The school council looked through these pictures and chose their favourite ones for consideration.
Steering group given article booklet to take home and share with friends and family. Books to be given to school council members ready to do the same before they have their ‘Global action’ workshop in January
The group decided to meet again in Early January.