Rights Respecting Schools
During the academic year 2017-18, Cwmfelin will be working towards becoming a Rights Respecting School.
We aim to educate pupils about their rights and help them understand that they have responsibilities too. Our committee will aim to involve staff, pupils, parents and Governors who will work together to develop children's rights in our school.
What is the RRS award?
The Rights Respecting Schools award (RRSA) is an initiative run by Unicef who work with schools in the UK to create safe and inspiring places to learn, where children are respected, their talents are nurtured and they are able to thrive. The Rights Respecting Schools Award embeds these values in daily school life and gives children the best chance to lead happy, healthy lives and to be responsible, active citizens. Our school will place the UN convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) at the heart of our ethos and curriculum.
Super Ambassadors is a scheme from the Children's Commissioner for Wales that aims to promote children's rights and the UNCRC in Primary Schools. Here are our Super Ambassadors who are working hard to ensure that children at Cwmfelin know their rights and responsibilities.
Our school mascot
We held a competition to design a Rights Respecting schools mascot and there were many fantastic entries. All the pupils and staff voted for their favourite design and the winner is......................
Ripley the Rights Respecting Rex.
Congratulations to Reuben Hughes in Class 6 for this creative, colourful design.
Each class has created a Class Charter to show children's rights and responsibilities. The rights have been discussed with the class teacher and both teacher and pupils have signed the agreement so that everyone understands the consequences of their actions. Here are some examples:
During April and May, pupils have been finding out more about their rights. Our assemblies give us the opportunity to discuss Rights and we have carried out lots of activities in class such as matching rights to pictures, identifying rights from a poster, watching Newsround and discussing rights and finding out where in the world children are not receiving their rights.
We did it!
We are very proud to announce that we have achieved the Silver Award for our work towards becoming Rights Respecting.
Our assessor, Sarah Hook, was very impressed with our Ambassadors and the way they represented the school during our assessment. Well done everyone!
Here is our new banner that will proudly be displayed outside our entrance.