This session, Lasswade has begun work towards becoming a Rights Respecting School. The Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA) recognises achievement in putting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) at the heart of a school’s planning, policies, practice and ethos. A rights-respecting school not only teaches about children’s rights but also models rights and respect in all its relationships: between teachers / adults and pupils, between adults and between pupils.
The pupils of the Forum are members of the RRSA steering group and we are currently ‘recruiting’ adult members from both within our school and the local community.
The Steering Group have created a wall display in the small hall about the Rights of the Child which will also feature each class’s charter throughout the year. They are preparing a stall for the Christmas Fayre and also a questionnaire for parents. The pupils will be armed with clipboards and pencils and targeting parents in the playground. Please spare a few minutes to help them with this task!
Finally if any parent would like to join our Steering Group and you are available once a month on a Friday at 10:30am we would be delighted to welcome you on board. (Simply email Mrs Doyle at J.Doyle@mgfl.net)