Pupil Groups – Citizenship
The Citizenship Group is involved with planning and running school fundraising events as well as looking at making the school a more attractive and welcoming place for all. Some of us become Rotakids and we have input from members of the Rotary Club about ways we can help people around the world. We are also working to become a Rights Respecting School.
We are thinking about Children’s Rights and how to support children in other countries who may be less fortunate. Each month we would like to focus on a different article or right from UNICEF Rights of the Child Charter and how we help children at Craigievar to access this right.
We are on our way to getting our Bronze Award as a Rights Respecting School. We have also been continuing to work on the mural at the school entrance, and hope to get it finished by the end of the summer. It’s getting there and looks really colourful!
We are looking forward to starting our journey to become a Rights Respecting School. Initially we will learn all about what it means to become a Rights Respecting School and will then start working towards the bronze award.
As the school has been in lockdown since January, Pupil Groups have not been active. However, we have got lots planned for after the Easter Holidays, starting with painting the mural on the school wall!
This term we supported Poppy Scotland and pupils purchased poppies to wear on Remembrance Day. We managed to raise £27.50 for the Scottish Poppy Appeal. We also raised money for Northsound 1’s ‘Cash for Kids’ by having an enterprise project where we made gifts to sell to families and the local community. All profit from this project went to ‘Cash for Kids’, along with money raised from our Christmas Jumper Day. In total we raised over £150.00!
Our next project is to work on painting some murals on the walls outside the school. We are looking forward to planning what we are going to paint – our first area will be the wall outside the front door.
We held a Literacy Open Afternoon when it was World Book Day and we sold our own book ‘The Found Words of Craigievar’ in which we have all written and illustrated an acrostic poem. It has been very popular. We also held an ‘Extreme Reading Competition’ where pupils had to send in a photo of themselves reading in odd places – there were some great photos!
We are looking at ways to celebrate World Book Day and have come up with some great ideas. We will discuss these further at our next meeting and come up with a final plan for the day.