World Children’s Day at Teign School
Today we recognise UNICEF’s annual day of action for children- World Children’s Day.
In the lead up to World Children’s Day we have been focusing on:
- Article 27 (Every child has the right to a standard of living that is good enough to meet their physical and social needs and support their development) by fundraising for Children in Need. We are still tallying up the total raised but we know it is well in excess of £750.
- Article 24 (Every child has the right to education on health and well-being so that they can stay healthy) through our PSHE Enrichment Day where students studied topics ranging from Physical and Mental Health to First Aid and the dangers of substance misuse.
This week our focus has been on:
- Article 19 (Children should be protected from all forms of violence, abuse, neglect and bad treatment) by celebrating Anti-Bullying Week through tutorials, assemblies and in lessons.
- Article 12 (Every child has the right to express their views, feelings and wishes in all matters affecting them, and to have their views considered and taken seriously) with the launch of our new Student Council. For the first time ever we have such large numbers of students wishing to be council representatives that we have created an Upper and Lower School council. The first council meeting took place virtually this week via Microsoft Teams and was attended by over 40 students. Our upcoming priorities include a community project called #ClassroomtoCareHomes, a focus on healthy eating and also creating a student newspaper.
To recognise World Children’s Day, staff were asked to contribute their favourite quotes which link to our Rights Respecting Schools journey to demonstrate our continuing commitment to Article 3 (The best interests of the child must be a top priority in all decisions and actions that affect children.) Expect to see these posted throughout the day!
We are really proud of the way our students and staff have embraced our journey to becoming a Unicef Rights Respecting School and the way that this is shaping our ethos and practice- a big thank you for the support.
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