United Nations Rights Respecting Gold School
Glenfrome Primary is proud to be a Rights Respecting School – that means we put the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) at the heart of everything we do. We promote children's rights and empower them to become global citizens.
A rights-respecting school not only teaches about children's rights but also models rights and respect in all its relationships: between teachers / adults and pupils, between adults and between pupils. The convention recognises that all children have rights such as:
the right to an education
the right to clean water
the right to be safe
We know and understand our rights, and we respect the rights of others.
The school community was introduced to the convention in September 2010. Each class creates class charters displaying rights relevant to the class, alongside responsibilities the children have to ensure every child has their right met. The children have also thought about the rights of children in other countries, such as those affected by the earthquake and Tsunami in Japan. The children have also found out about Fairtrade and the Red Cross, enabling them to become true Global Citizens. This learning takes place in PSHE lessons, as well as in History, Geography and Literacy.
For more information, click here to go to Unicef's website
Green Flag Eco School
The Eco-Schools programme improves the environment, saves money and brings international recognition. We are proud to have achieved the highest Eco-Schools status - we are a green flag school!
Children are the driving force behind our achievement – they lead the eco-committee and have helped to carry out an audit to assess the environmental performance of our school. Through consultation with the rest of the school and the wider community pupils decided which environmental themes they wanted to address and how they were going to do it.
Eco-Schools is a great way of introducing environmental topics to our children, whilst developing a much more creative learning environment for everyone.
Eco-Schools provides real in-school issues, and also encourages scientific review and data analysis. Undertaking Eco-Schools has enabled pupils to understand how different issues are linked together, i.e. the connections between transport and pollution or management of the school grounds and increased biodiversity.
Find out more about Eco Schools here.