Our school has been asked to act as an ambassador school for others who are beginning their RRSA journey which is an incredible achievement. We are extremely proud of all staff members and our children.
On the 1st July 2014 10 children (RRSA ambassadors) took part in a celebration event at St Josephs School to promote children’s rights. Our children ran a workshop based on Article 24 of the UNCRC “Children have the right to clean water” whereby they demonstrated the importance of filtering and the devastating effects it has on communities when they do not have access to clean drinking water.
Yohden Primary School also supports the UNICEF campaign to stop child trafficking. At least 10 children are trafficked every week in the UK – facing violence, exploitation and abuse. Over the past year, more than 65,000 campaigners have supported UNICEF’s call for children to be better protected and prioritised in the Modern Slavery Bill. We wrote to our local MP to ask for his support. You can find out more information and sign up to the campaign for free by visiting the Unicef Stop Child Trafficking website.
On the 6th February 2015 our pupils participated in UNICEF’s annual Day for Change. This year’s theme was to raise awareness and show support for those children living in dangerous areas – war zones and countries effected by natural disasters; tsunamis, tornados and earthquakes.
Our pupils raised money by wearing blue (UNICEF’s colour) and donating loose change to fill our Day for Change display board – It looked impressive. We raised a total of £163.54 for UNICEF.
Following the Nepal earthquake, the school participated in ‘Bring a pound day’ to support UNICEF’s relief work in Nepal to provide clean water, sanitation, life saving food and health supplies as well as the protection of children in danger. We raised a massive £140.50 for the appeal.
We are now looking into taking our Rights respecting ambassadors and School Council members to London to visit the houses of parliament in 2015/16.