Click on the link to listen to Malala Yousafzai's story The Magic pencil
Think of a change that you think would help to make a fairer world. It might be something small.
Is there something you can do to help make this happen?
Can you tell somebody about the change you would like to see?
Brookfields Primary School joined in Children In Need 2020
We have been thinking of children's rights.
We had a fun morning, taking part in lots of amazing activities! We sold cakes (thanks to the kitchen staff and ASPENS). We wrapped them individually to make sure it was hygienic. The money is currently in quarantine. We will let you know how much we collected soon.
Article 17 - Access to information from the media
Every child has the right to reliable information from a variety of sources, and governments should encourage the media to provide information that children can understand.
Governments must help protect children from materials that could harm them.
What does learning about reliable information help you to do? Can you list some ideas?
Here are some ideas:
To know that not everything you read is true.
To help you learn about where information comes from.
To be able to discuss information you find, with people you trust.
To learn about bias and ‘fake news’.
To know that it’s okay to ask more questions if something doesn't seem right.
To be aware that people have lots of different opinions.
To learn the difference between a fact and an opinion.
To feel confident to say ‘I’m not sure if that’s true’.
To know that some people deliberately put false information online.
What else did you think of?
As part of our role in helping children and adults to stay safe online and when playing computer games, we felt we should share some information about game ratings and their suitability for young children.
Article 2 - The Convention applies to every child without discrimination, whatever their ethnicity, gender, religion, language, abilities or any other status, whatever they think or say, whatever their family background. What do you think these images say about what people need to make sure they have a fair chance in life? Does this remind you of what is being talked about at this moment in time? Share your thoughts with your family.
Article 30 - Minority or indigenous groups, culture, language and religion Every child has the right to learn and use the language, customs and religion of their family whether or not these are shared by the majority of the people in the country where they live.
§What do you do in your own life to respect your right and other children’s right to learn and use the language, customs and religion of their family?
§How do you celebrate other children’s cultures?
§When you hear people laughing at or being rude about other traditions, what do you do?
Write down your thoughts and if you want, share this back with your teacher, friends or family.
Article 30If the World Were a Village of 100 People: A Story About the World's People.
Article 6 - You have the right to life and be healthy. The government have introduced SOCIAL DISTANCING. This is to reduce the risk of transmission of the Coronavirus from one to another. Remember - KEEP YOUR DISTANCE!
Stand 2 metres away from others.
Article 2 - (non-discrimination) The Convention applies to every child without discrimination, whatever their ethnicity, gender, religion, language, abilities or any other status, whatever they think or say, whatever their family background.
Can you think what is needed for every child to be able to enjoy their rights?
Every young person and child should know that their race, gender, ability, nationality (or other characteristic or identities) should not stop them enjoying all their rights.
Nobody should feel that they are treated differently because of who they are.
All people should accept, respect and value others for who they are.
All schools should teach and practise and actively celebrate respect for all.
Learning should include opportunities to empathise with those who are discriminated against.
Government decisions and the law should show the way against all forms of discrimination.
Everyone should be open to the fact that we all have prejudices and be ready to challenge them.
People challenge and speak up about any discrimination they experience or see.
Newspapers and other information sources should promote and celebrate diversity and inclusion.
History is full of examples of unfair discrimination often leading to terrible consequences. Have a look at the Convention and think about which other children’s rights might help to challenge prejudice and bring an end to discrimination.
Article 42 - Governments must actively work to make sure children and adults know about the Convention.
“Rights are of little use to people unless they are aware of them.”
What do you think this sentence means? Do you agree? What could the Government do to promote rights to more people.
Spend a few minutes being quiet and still.
Then think about these questions:
§Why do your rights matter to you? What’s so special about them?
§Imagine a world where every child enjoyed all their rights all the time?
§When you are an adult what will you do to tell other people about rights.
The Government and adults responsible for children and young people are duty bearers. It’s their job to make sure all the rights happen for every child. Sometimes this can be difficult and tough decisions need to be made. Try to think of some situations that are challenging for duty bearers. Clue: Think about times where one right might seem more important than others.
UNICEF Article 3 - The UN Convention says that the interests of the child must be a top priority in all things that affect children. Currently the government has closed schools for children who are able to be looked after my a parent. The school is open for children whose parents are key workers and need to work as that is the best thing to do at the moment.
Article 4 - Did you know Governments must do all they can to make sure every child can enjoy their rights? Coronavirus is a new flu-like virus spreading around the world. The virus causes an illness called Covid-19.The government say schools are closed, "until further notice" - which means they can't say when they'll be able to reopen. Medical experts who help the government work out how to help tackle coronavirus and to help stop the bug spreading. The Prime Minister holds a daily news conference on coronavirus to let everyone in the UK know what he's doing, and what he wants other people to do to keep us all healthy and safe.
INTERNET SAFETY - Captain Wonderweb and the Seriously Suspicious Salesman from Shooting Star Entertainments came to school to tell us what to do and what not to do to keep ourselves safe when using the internet.
Children's Mental Health Week. 3rd-9th February 2020. We had an assembly about this year's theme, which is Find Your Brave. Bravery comes in all shapes and sizes and is different for everyone. Bravery can be about sharing worries and asking for help, trying something new or pushing yourself outside your comfort zone. Finding your Brave can build your confidence, self-esteem and make you feel good about yourself. Life often throws challenges our way. Bravery isn’t about coping alone or holding things in. It’s about finding positive ways to deal with things that might be difficult, overcoming physical and mental challenges and looking after yourself. We all have times when we need to Find our Brave.
What could you do to find your brave?
Share the message with others.
Did you know?
Friday 13th December was Christmas Jumper Day. Here are some examples of the jumpers we wore. We donated 50p and raised £118.33 and 100% of the collected proceeds go to the charity 'Save the Children".
How colourful we look!
An array of Christmas jumpers!
Mrs Cross led an assembly about St Andrew the Patron Saint of Scotland.
Mrs Cross during the assembly.
St Andrew is particularly significant to Scots.
A statue of Saint Andrew.
Mrs Cross told us all about Saint Andrew who is the patron saint of Scotland and that he is celebrated on 30 November.
This is called St Andrew's Day.
Did you know that he is also the patron saint of Romania, Greece, Russia, Ukraine and Poland? Patron saints are chosen to be special protectors or guardians over things.
UNICEF Article 8
Governments must respect every child's right to a name, a nationality and family ties.
UNICEF Article 30
Every child has the right to learn and use the language , customs and religion of their family, regardless of whether these are shared by the majority of the people in the country where they live.
On 15th November 2019 we had a non-uniform day to raise money for the BBC charity Children In Need. We also sold cakes-Thanks to Aspens, our school caterers for donating the ingredients! Thanks to your support, we raised an amazing £424. WELL DONE BROOKFIELDS! This amount will be added to the grand total raised to help change the lives of children and young people across the UK.
BBC Children In Need Charity Day supports the following:
UNICEF Article 23
UNICEF Article 24
UNICEF Article 27
UNICEF Article 31
Did you know that Sikhs celebrated Guru Nanak's 550th birthday on the 12th November? Mrs Sandhu led an assembly. Sikh people visited Gurdwaras, said prayers and marked the special day in different ways.
People planted trees.
People at Soho Rd Gurdwara made a cake to share.
Remembrance Day is also referred to as Armistice Day or Poppy Day. The date is a memorial day observed in the Commonwealth, and is a day of honouring members of the armed forces who died in the line of duty. We had an assembly and took part in a range of activities. All year groups contributed to this display.
Our display in the studio.
Did you know, more than 59 million children around the world who are primary school age are not in education?
During the week 21st - 25th October 2019
Brookfields Primary School took part in a
Unicef and Clarks have been working in partnership since 2008 supporting education of vulnerable children by raising money through shoe donations.
So far the partnership has raised over 1.2 million pounds.
We thought we would do our bit because every child has a right to an education, to be able to read and write in order to be the best they can be!
Look how many shoes we collected!
Mrs Sandhu dropped off all the shoes at the West Bromwich Clarks Shoe Shop.
Look at our certificate!
Well done Brookfields! You know the importance of an education!
Thank you for helping children around the world access their right to an education.
We have been learning about harvest time and what it means for people at this time of year.
We have also been thinking about ways of helping others who are less fortunate than us.
Look at all the items of food we collected!
202 cans of food
41 packets of dried pasta
9 packets of biscuits
29 other food packets.
Well done Brookfields! So proud of you all!
Liz and Paul Tyler from our local Baptist Church took the food in order to distribute it to those in need of support.
Much of the food items went to the local food banks.
WE HAVE BEEN THINKING ABOUT OUR ENVIRONMENT. UNICEF Article 24-Every child has the right to the best possible health. Governments must work together to provide good quality healthcare, clean water, nutritious food and a clean environment so that children can stay healthy. Richer counries must help poorer countries achieve this.
UNICEF Soccer Aid Playground Challenge 2019 - Brookfields was a part of it!
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