We are delighted to announce that we achieved our Silver Rights Respecting Schools Award today. This is a huge achievement. We are the second primary school in East Lothian to achieve this and we are very proud of all our young people and the hard work and commitment of all the staff.
The UNICEF assessor came out to school and attended our assembly, spoke to children and staff throughout the school, was given a tour by some of our Rights Respecting Group Members and viewed all our paperwork we had gathered over the last year. It has been a very busy journey and we now look forward to working towards the GOLD award.
Some of our pupil voice group represented the school today at the National Nurture Conference in Edinburgh. They presented the work we have been doing throughout the school to promote nurture with a focus on social, emotional and mental wellbeing.
They shared all the amazing work we have been doing. Some of the areas they spoke about were:
Creating our vision, values and aims
The development of our Child Friendly School Improvement Plan
Rights Respecting Schools
Celebrating Wider Achievement
Wellbeing Indicators – SHANARRI Fridays
Personal Learning Plans
The Power of Pupil Voice
They did an excellent job at sharing all the good work of the school and were positively commented on by many who attended the conference.
Today some members of the pupil voice group went along to Leith Primary School to deliver the socks that we collected. We had 290 pairs of socks to hand over. Thank you so much to everyone who made a donation, it really does make a huge difference!
We met Joseph Cox the boy who started the campaign and he was delighted with our donation. Already he has collected 1300 pairs, so with our healthy donation we have helped to raise his total to a staggering 1590 pairs of socks so far!
We really want to help local charities and causes, this is an important part of achieving our Rights Respecting Schools Level 1 award.
This year we have been really busy finding out all about the SHANARRI Health and Well Being indicators. Each month we have worked in mixed groups across the school to learn more about being:
Safe, Healthy, Achieving, Nurtured, Active, Respected, Responsible and Included.
The final indicator was INCLUDED. On Monday afternoon we had a whole school party to celebrate the theme of being included. Every child in the school took part in party activities ands were included with all their peers and friends. This was a great way of celebrating all the hard work we have done this year.
We played pass the parcel, the corners game, parachute games and many more great games.
Next year we look forward to the HWB group sharing the SHANARRI indicators with parents and the wider school community.