Presentation on theme: "Badges of Responsibility"— Presentation transcript:
1Badges of Responsibility Connecting the Agendas of Citizenship, Creativity, Enterprise, Eco-Schoolsand Health Promotion.
2Who was involved in the project? Primary 2 childrenMs Thom – Class TeacherMrs Pountney-Nursery NurseMiss Baird –Classroom HelperAll staff and all pupils at Whitfield Primary School in Dundee
3How did the project begin? Children love having responsibility it makes them feel valued.They enjoy being classroom helpers, computer monitors, playground assistants etc.Children often have these jobs in nursery/school but nobody knows what they are doing or why they are in corridors.
4Decision to make badges Making and wearing the badges would boost self-esteem.Making badges for the children who had responsibility in the school would ensure that these children were recognised as being “Responsible Citizens.”The type of badges we were going to make also shows the value our school places on giving pupils responsibility and involving them in the school community. (Pupil Councillors, Playground Assistants, Positive Citizens)
5What did the children do? Decided who we would need badges for.Consulted all staff and children about the type of badges they would like.Decided how many badges we would need.Collected and Organised the information.Displayed information.Created the badges using ICT/Art and Design.
6What did the children do? Involved all classes in school by asking them to judge winning designs.Uploaded the information to the School Website.Made comments about their project.Evaluated their work and uploaded to School Website.Designed a leaflet to go out to parents.
11Communicating with parents Children designed leaflet to go out to inform parents about their project.The leaflet also provided the address of the school website.
12Whitfield Primary School Website Address: Information LeafletMiss Thom and Primary 2Dear Parents and Carers,Primary 2 children at WhitfieldPrimary School have beendesigning and making badges for the children who haveresponsibility in the school aspart of a Mini-Enterprise this term.We have been helping to put the things we have done on the:Whitfield Primary School Website.Mrs Ritchie and Miss Thom have entered this project in Dundee Focus on Achievement Awards 2005.Please take the time to have a look through this leaflet to see the type of work Primary 2 have been doing and visit our Website:Our BadgesWhitfield Primary School Website Address:We all take partEvery child in Primary 2 hasbeen involved in the project andso far the staff want us tomake 225 badges. Some of thebadges they have asked us to make are:-Classroom Helpers, PackedLunch Helpers, CloakroomMonitors, PlaygroundAssistants and Litter Monitors.We are very busy but hope youhave enjoyed reading thisinformation and will want tofind out more by visiting ourSchool Website at the addressbelow.
13The way forwardWe are using the Connecting the Agendas format in our school as a way of creating rich and meaningful experiences for the pupils.We see this as a way of de-cluttering the curriculum and avoiding repetition between subjects which encourage using similar skills.
14Curriculum of Excellence Comments “better connect the various stages of the curriculum from 3 to 18.”“clear links between the different aspects of children’s learning..”“reduce over-crowding in the curriculum and make learning more enjoyable.”
15Connecting LearningIn Connecting the Agendas between Citizenship, Creativity, Enterprise,Eco-Schools and Health, we are also helping children to become:Responsible Citizens, Successful Learners, Confident Individuals and Effective Contributors.
16Conclusion- Learning and Teaching Scotland “Schools, should model the kind of society in which active citizenship is encouraged by providing all young people with opportunities to take on responsibilities and exercise choice.”(Professor Tom Wilson –LT Scotland)