At Wessington Primary School we take children’s rights very seriously, that is why we are working with UNICEF to become a Rights Respecting School and help our children become global citizens.
Year 6 Rights Respecting Discussion
In Year 6 this week, as part of their rights respecting work, they discussed which rights were being taken away in those countries that had been devastated by earthquakes and the things they could do to help the people get back these rights.
For our harvest festival the past 2 years we have worked closely with the Washington food bank and the whole school community came together to donate for people in need. We managed to collect lots of food and raise awareness of how we can help in our wider community. Andrew, who helps to run the food bank also came into school and delivered an assembly.
Operation Christmas Child
Every year Wessington gets involved in Operation Christmas Child’s shoe box appeal. We had an assembly to show what things we could donate to the boys and girls and we managed to send off many shoe boxes for the children that need them the most.
Children In Need
Once again the children have taken part in children in need, donating their £1 to come to school in non-uniform and buying biscuits to raise money for children in need across the world. The children came to school in amazing costumes and took part in children in need activities throughout the day. They were visited by Pudsey Bear at the end of the day who was amazed by their generosity and thoughtfulness.
WE Schools Day
We had a visit from Rob from WE schools. He came into work with us and show us how to become global citizens and help those who need it. He discussed children’s rights and made the children at Wessington aware that some children around the world do not get their rights and we need to help them. He worked with children from the rights team and school council and asked them to plan a fundraiser in order to help other children. He taught the children about the 5 pillars of impact, education, water, health, food and opportunity. He asked them to think about which pillar they would like to raise money for and the children took part in some great games to think about which pillar was the most important. The children have decided to plan a talent show in order to raise money for education and this will be planned in the summer term by the new mighty rights team!