Junior Years children create class charters

Pupils in the Junior Years have kicked off their school year by creating their very own colourful class charters!

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The charters – which are now proudly on display in the classrooms - support positive behaviour and respect for others.

 They have been inspired by the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, with each class choosing the articles that they felt were most important. The pupils then discussed what their role was in ensuring that all children could access these rights, as well as their own teacher’s role in supporting that goal.

 The charters form part of the Junior School’s work towards achieving the UNICEF Rights Respecting Schools (RRS) Gold Award.

 L6C teacher Lisa Carrie, who leads the School’s RRS work, was delighted to see the pupils embrace the initiative and demonstrate their creativity and personalities by ‘signing’ their charters with leaves, arrows, handprints, and even cartoon drawings of themselves.

 She said, “The pupils have responded very well to creating their charters. We’ve done this for a few years now so it’s nice to see them grow in confidence year on year. They were particularly excited to discuss the theme that they would choose to display their ideas!”