The UNICEF UK Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA) is based on principles of equality, dignity, respect, non discrimination and participation. The RRSA seeks to put the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child at the heart of a school’s ethos and culture to improve well-being and develop every child’s talents and abilities to their full potential. A rights-respecting school is a community where children’s rights are learned, taught, practised, respected, protected and promoted. Young people and the school community learn about children’s rights by putting them into practice every day.
Article 24: You Have The Right To Nutritious Food
Food bank visit
On Tuesday 6th November the `Respect the Rights` group visited Sparkbrook Food Bank. First we collected all the food donated by Montgomery Primary Academy families and put it into the minibus. There were so many bags it took a long time. When we arrived we met Les who showed us all around the foodbank and explained how the food was shared with people who needed it.
Les explained that all the food would have to go into another room to be weighed. The children took it in turns to weigh the boxes. After the food was weighed it was put onto shelves with the date written on top of the packaging so they know when the food has to be used by.
Les then took the children into the room where they packed food bags for single people, 2-3 people and large families. Les explained that they give enough food to last 3-4 days. The food bank also works with different charities.
The Respect the Rights children asked lots of questions;
When do you open?
What type of food do you pack?
How many days are you open?
What charities they work with?
Les told the children that they not only give food but clothes,toiletries, toys and books.
Les spoke to the children about the work they do at the food bank and said a big thank you to our school for the food we donated. It was a really interesting trip and all the children felt proud of the work they had done to help the local community.
Well done everybody!
We have formed our new RRSA steering group. The children thought of names for our team and decided upon, `Respect the Rights!`
We meet regularly to discuss children's rights and plan what we are going to do.
This term we have organised a collection of food for the Sparkhill Food bank.
You have the right to nutritious food.
We were shocked that children in our community are going hungry and go to school with no breakfast.
We are hoping to go and deliver the food to the foodbank ourselves to see what great work is being done there. Watch this space….
Thank you to everyone who has helped by bringing food to school for the collection.
UNICEF - Rights Respecting Schools
This year we have been raising money for UNICEF.
We have had a Paddington Bear raffle and the whole school took part in our global soccer aid day. The total raised was £788.79. This amount will be doubled by the government so the total will be £1577.58!
Thank you to everyone who donated and took part in our fund raising events. The money will help refugee children who need basic equipment in their new homes. Well done everyone!
Rights Respecting School Award - Level 1
Well done to everyone at Montgomery on achieving the level 1 RRSA award. As part of this work we helped raise £581.68 for the Rainbow Trust (Article 24 - we have the right to the best healthcare possible).
- Please click on this link to watch a short video explaining The Rights of a Child.
- Our School Rights Song. We have been singing this song in assembly, why not click on the link to teach it to your family.
As part of the RRSA last term we held a charity event for Birmingham Children's Hospital, we had cake sales,games, sports and the Junior Leadership team held a sleepover. In total we raised £508 for the eye department!
Rights Respecting School Award
This half term (summer A) all classes are completing a rights pyramid. The children are discussing the importance of different rights in groups. Rayeema from Eagles, chose article 24 `you have the right to nutritious food ` as her most important, `because you need food to survive.` We know that it is good to discuss rights but we understand that each right is equally important.
You have the right to the best health care possible, safe water to drink, nutritious food, a clean and safe environment, and information to help you stay well.