Presentation on theme: "St. Mary’s – A Rights Respecting School. Learning Intentions I am learning about: Our school motto What is a Rights Respecting School The role of UNICEF."— Presentation transcript:
St. Mary’s – A Rights Respecting School
Learning Intentions I am learning about: Our school motto What is a Rights Respecting School The role of UNICEF The UNCRC The Rights Respecting School Award? Our school Charter
Our School Logo and Motto What does our Motto mean? ‘Optimum Semper Facere’
Living up to the school Motto In group think of 8 ways you can live up to the school motto Complete Task One in your workbook
Our Needs and Wants Group Activity Complete Task Two in you workbook
Needs and Wants Give examples of our needs Complete Task Three in workbook Give examples of our wants Whole class discussion – what are needs and wants?
Whole class discussion In each of the following stories, discuss what rights are being denied
Why rights are denied “Because my family lived so far from the health centre when I was a young child, I was never vaccinated. Now I am 8 years old and I have polio”
Why rights are denied My brothers go to the local school, but I am the only daughter. My family needs me to help out with work in our home, so I cannot go to school. I am 7 years old.
Why rights are denied “I am 9 years old and my family doesn’t have much money. We live in two small rooms; we have to carry our water from a well a kilometre away. The houses in our village don’t have indoor toilets, so we use a pit in the ground at the end of our street”
Why rights are denied “I am 13 years old and my country has been fighting over a boundary with another country for three years. A captain from the army came to my home to tell me that because I am big and strong, I should join the army and fight for my country”
Why rights are denied “I started to work at a carpet factory for 12 hours a day when I was 9 years old. Now I am 12 years old and the factory wants me to work even more hours every day”
Guess the logos
What does the UN do? The United Nations is made up of 192 countries from around the world. It is often called the UN. It was set up in after the Second World War - as a way of bringing people together and to avoid war. The United Nations logo shows the world held in the 'olive branches of peace'. The UN works for world peace and development in many different ways. It organises peace-keeping forces in trouble spots around the world. It is also linked with organisations which help people around the world.
Peace keeping around the world
Promoting children’s rights All children have the same rights
Protecting the environment
Helping the vulnerable
Helping the poor
What is UNICEF The UN created UNICEF in It was established to promote the rights of children throughout the world. UNICEF stands for The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund. The organisation work around the world helping children. It also works to promote the rights of children throughout the world.
What does UNICEF do? Help children in emergencies Ensure children have a healthy start in life Ensure children have an education Ensure children are kept safe from violence, abuse and exploitation UNICEF - United Nations Children’s International Emergency Fund
The work which UNICEF does is guided by the United Nations Convention for the Rights of the Child
What is the UNCRC? Survival DevelopmentParticipation Protection Those things children need to reach their full potential from education and play to freedom of thought,conscience and religion. Require that children be protected from abuse, neglect and exploitation. The child’s right to life through the most basic needs, including food, shelter and access to health care The right to freedom of expression which allows children to take an active part in their communities and nations.
The Rights Respecting Schools Award In St Mary’s a pupils: In St Mary’s a pupils: 1.Are involved in a wide range of groups: 1.Are involved in a wide range of groups: Rights Respecting Steering Group Eco-schools SnAG Learning Partners School Council – Junior and Senior 2.Have a say in the school, are listened to by staff and management 2.Have a say in the school, are listened to by staff and management 3.Learn about rights and responsibilities 3.Learn about rights and responsibilities 4.Actively work to help other children have their rights through voluntary work, campaigning and fund raising 4.Actively work to help other children have their rights through voluntary work, campaigning and fund raising 5.Learn in a school which supports them to reach full potential 5.Learn in a school which supports them to reach full potential
Our Rights Respecting Code Developed by the pupils Lists the main responsibilities of all people in St Mary’s – adults and pupils Displayed throughout the school When we follow this code we will; Do well at school Develop good relationships with our peers and teachers Enjoy school