At the end of January 2019, we had a very productive week in Wales learning about great school initiatives on:
Learning about Rights
Learning through Rights
Learning for Rights
A Rights Based Approach is taken in both our of partner Welsh schools based on such tenants as UNICEF's 45 Articles on the Rights of the Child; focusing on one of these rights per half term in classrooms, assemblies, subject topics, class presentations etc.
These rights are put into practice in school via the Student Council, the Green School committee, class charters, playground police and restorative practices.
Then the rights based approach moves out to the community via Student Council, Green School committee and various class groups as they target global citizenship concerns, campaigns, fundraising and awareness raising.
Photo on our final day together planning how to implement P4C in our schools.
Beth Thomas came from Swansea County Council to do a courseon Children's Rightsin Swansea and Wales and how local schools follow the charter.
Dr Sue Lyle came from https://www.sapere.org.uk to do a training course on Philosophy for Children with the staff.
Click on the link below to access some of the resources.