Today we began celebrations for Black History month. Black History Month is celebrated in October every year and is a celebration of key people and events in Black history. We listened to the story 'My Hair' written by Hannah Lee. In 2021 the theme is ‘Proud to Be’, which aims to recognise the achievements and contributions that Black people make to the UK every day. We discussed what we were proud of and why, like Hannah from the story.
Today, we had a fantastic workshop with Sister Eleanor from CAFOD. She spoke to us about Catholic Social Teaching and making the world a better place. This means a world where people have clean, safe water to drink. They have enough food every day. Everyone has a safe home, children can go to school, and anyone who is sick can visit a doctor or a nurse. We identified ways we can make the world a better place.
In our RE, we listened to Pope Francis' letter, addressed to the world, asking us all to protect the planet. We thought about how we can play our part to protect our common home.
This week we looked at Article's 12 and 13 and discussed the importance of respecting children's rights to be heard. We listened to the story 'Everyone gets a say' which highlights that no matter the circumstances, everyone should have the opportunity to share their views and opinions. We then spoke in groups about how our teachers can respect our right to be listened to.
Today, we celebrated Our Lady's birthday. We used this day to also celebrate women everywhere and focus on global goal number 5 and discuss how some girls around the world have their rights denied. Please view the PowerPoint to see how we celebrated.
Today, 1A created their class charter. The children and the duty bearers signed the charter and we all agreed to do our best to promote our rights in our class and in our school.
As we begin our new school, we thought about who in the school helps to uphold our rights. We understand that all staff in school are duty bearers and help us to enjoy our rights in different ways.