Stanford Junior and Infant School
Living together - Learning together
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) or Global Goals are a collection of 17 interlinked global goals designed to be a "blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all". The SDGs were set up in 2015 by the United Nations General Assembly and are intended to be achieved by the year 2030. At Stanford, we will endeavour to factor learning about these goals for the future, through a range of exciting projects and lessons.
Our school is part of a cluster group of UK and Ugandan schools. Our primary partner school is Kayenje Catholic Primary School in the Butambala region of Uganda. We have started initial communications with the school and we are looking forward to sharing work on other projects over the coming academic year.
The Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA) is based on the United Nations Charter of the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). In 2018, Stanford achieved the Bronze achievement of the RRSA, to show that we had made steps to be initially aware of the UNCRC. We are in the process of following our action plan from which we hope to achieve a Silver accreditation. We will keep this part of the website update with any projects and activities we complete that are linked to children's rights.
These wonderful pupils were the Rights Respecting committee where they impressed our assessor with their knowledge and gained us our Silver award!! Mrs Hackfath, Headteacher said “ I am very proud of this achievement and that we put pupil voice at the heart of our vision and ethos! Our focus on promoting and learning about the UNICEF articles is very important in our curriculum! Thank you to the team, pupils and staff, especially Mr Middleton and Mrs Marsden for leading on this!”
On Friday we looked at one of our Human Rights. The right to be ourselves, the right to be different, the right to be heard.
We listened to the story of Rosa Parks and compared this to Elmer the Elephant. Rosa fought against being different and segregated and Elmer didn’t like being different either. We learnt that it is GOOD to be different, it is GOOD to be ourselves and we are all AMAZING!
To show our work, we each made a ‘patch’ in the pattern we liked and we glued them all onto Elmer. We love our display do you?
‘I drew dinosaurs because that’s what I like.’
‘I drew flowers because they make me smile’
‘I drew rainbows and unicorns because I love them.’
‘My patch has stripes because I like the pattern.’
Pumpkin Class have been learning all about this special promise that most countries have made to look after the rights of all children.
W- The UNCRC is there to make sure that all children are treated fairly
P- All children have the right to eat healthy food and to drink clean water.
D- The UNCRC tell us that all children have the right to feel safe.
H- All children have the right to go to school. This is called getting an education.
C- I think it is good that the UNCRC are making sure that all the children in the world can have a say. People should listen to children.
M- Everyone is the world has rights. It is important to treat everyone the same.