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Rights Respecting School

St. Mary's Catholic Primary School is the first school in Merthyr Tydfil to achieve the Gold status in the Rights Respecting School Award.

Find out what amazing things we are achieving by looking at our photos on the School Council page!

Our School Council / Rights Ambassadors 2021

Our Rights Respecting leaflet

Through the year we will be learning about many of the articles of the UNCRC.  We will be focusing on these articles every month.

 

September

Article 28

Right to an Education

 

October

Article 12

Right to be heard

 

November

Article 19

Right to be safe

 

December

Article 14

Right to follow your own religion

January

Article 29

Right to be the best that we can be

February

Article 2

All children have rights

March

Article 7

Right to a name and a nationality

April

Article 24

Right to food, water and medical care

May

Article 27

Right to a good standard of living

June

Article 6

The right to life and to be healthy

July

Article 31

Right to relax and play

Download the full children's version of the CRC HERE

Our Charters

Here are a few examples of how we ensure the 'rights respecting ethos' is at the heart of our learning.

December

Article 14 - The right to follow our own religion.

We have been enjoying celebrating Jesus's birth through our very different class concerts this year.  Despite Covid restrictions, we continue to enjoy this very special Church season by celebrating Jesus' birthday and working separately yet together to create a whole school concert celebration.

November

Article 19 - The Right to be safe.

We have been enjoying the right to be safe on Bonfire Night.  We have been learning about Remembrance Sunday.  

October

Article 15The right to join groups.

Despite the difficulties caused through Covid, this month our pupils have enjoyed joining groups within their bubbles - including School Council, ECO and Mini Vinnies.  Pupils also enjoy Chess, Future Engineers, choir and sports clubs.

September

Article 28 - The right to a good quality education.

 We are enjoying the right to an education by planning what we want to learn about through our topics.

July

Article 31 - The right to relax and play.

We have the right to relax and play.  We have enjoyed taking part in sports day and going on school trips.

June 

Article 6 - The right to life and be healthy.

We have the right to life and be healthy. We have enjoyed taking part in health and fitness activities as well as planning activities for well being week.

May

Article 27 - The right to a good standard of living.

We have the right to a good standard of living.  We are helping other children to have their basic needs met through fundraising for local charities and CAFOD.

 

April

Article 24 - We have the right to food, water and medical care.

We have enjoyed visits from the School Nurse telling us about how to be healthy.  We have also enjoyed visits from Dwr Cymru reminds us not to waste water.

March

Article 7 - The right to a name and nationality.

We have enjoyed learning about Wales and celebrating during our St. David's Day concerts.

February

Article 2 - The right to have rights.

We have enjoyed raising money for important charities such as Tenovus, Velindre Cancer Care and HCPT.  We also plan fundraising activities to support Cancer Care, Children in Need and have been honoured to create a gifts hamper the staff of Intensive Care in Prince Charles Hospital.  Recently, we have collaborated  with Mini-Vinnies to fundraise for the Food bank and have plans to support the homeless.

 

January

Article 29 We have the right to be the best that we can be.

We have enjoyed making new year promises and setting new targets.

We are the Rights Respecting Ambassadors

Here are some of our class charters.

We are incredibly proud to achieve Gold in the Rights Respecting School Award.  These are some of the things we have done in our Rights Respecting journey during the last 12 months. 

* Written letters to Prime Minister Theresa May to complain about poverty not just in Merthyr but round the world - Article 12 - Right to give your opinion.

* Created class charters - Article 28 - Right to an education.

*Held a Harvest festival as part of our CAFOD work to support families in our area through Merthyr foodbank - Article 24 - Right to food, water and healthcare.

* Attend mass at St. Mary's church every Wednesday to celebrate - Article 14 - The right to follow your own religion.

*Celebrate St. David's day by enjoying performances in art, singing, dancing, music and poetry - Article 7 - Right to a name and nationality.

* Present information to Governors, pupils and parents - Article 12 - The Right to be heard and share opinions.

 

 

Article 24: The Right to have access to healthy food and water


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