Tradey Treats Re-Opens

We are delighted to announce that our Fairtrade tuck shop, Tradey Treats, will re-open after the October holidays.

The tuck shop will be available to P1 – P3 on a Tuesday at break and P4 – P7 on a Wednesday at break.  There will be a range of products for sale including: chocolate geobars, mixed berry geobars, jelly teddies, raisins and apricots, fruit passion juice cartons and much much more.

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Well Done Lasswade for Becoming a Level One Rights Respecting School

Congratulations to all at Lasswade Primary School for achieving level one Rights Respecting School Award.  A great deal of time and effort has been put in by both staff and pupils to achieve this.

It was clear to the assessors during the visit that everyone at Lasswade places a real importance on developing a rights respecting ethos. We should all be very proud!

A copy of the assessors report is attached.

Assessors Report

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rights Respecting Schools Presentation

Pupil Forum members who are part of the Rights Respecting Schools Award steering group recently presented some of their work and achievements to the Parent Council.  It was very interesting and informative and showed just how hard everyone at school is working towards this award and here are the slides from the presentation. Please take time to have a look at these and see the fantastic work being done

They are currently ‘recruiting’ adult members from both within our school and the local community.  If anyone would like to join the Steering Group the next meeting is on Friday 20th April at 10am and thereafter on the first Friday of the month  they would be delighted to see you.

For more information, see:   http://lasswade.mgfl.net/?page_id=1400

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Rights Respecting Schools November Update

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)

Rights Respecting Schools

This year we are hoping to achieve accreditation to become a Rights Respecting School. Last session we created a whole school Charter and we are about to review this work.

Primary 1-7 have been discussing and creating a Class Charter; class rules that tie in with the UN Rights of the Child.  The Class Charter consists of our rights, pupil responsibilities and the teacher’s responsibility.  Each class have worked together in deciding which rights to include in the Charter.

Our Class Charters will help us to make sure everyone enjoys their rights in school.

Children in P4-7 have also worked with Mrs Welsh to create a Playground Charter and these have been signed by all the pupils and are on display in Ochils wing.

Get Set for the Olympics!

Last session our Boys writing club worked on the Olympic values and sports and we were delighted to achieve accreditation as a Get Set School. The special plaque is on display at the front of the school.

This session we are developing this work with the whole school and every month we will have a focus on a different Olympic value. This work links very well with our journey to become a Rights Respecting School.

In September our values focus was Friendship and at the end of the month 3 children from each class were presented with special Olympic certificates to show their achievements with ‘Friendship’.

In October our values focus is Respect. We will find out more about this at our weekly citizenship gatherings.