Rights Respecting Schools

The RRS Ambassadors have recently met Jane Hewer who is a member of the Whitchurch and Hengrove Ward Planning Forum. She has asked us to take part in a competition to design the logo for their webpage. They are a Designated Planning Forum established to enable the community to engage thoroughly with the planning process to ensure a development of the highest quality on Hengrove Park and in other parts of the ward, that meet the current demand for housing and serve the vision and needs of the local community. The Ambassadors were asked to think of what I love about where I live, and consult with other children in the school on what is important for the needs of our community. We entered the competition to design the logo for their webpage and although we didn't win, we were awarded a runner up prize. 
 
Breaking News

BFP have been awarded the Rights Respecting level 2 award. This is fantastic news. Well done to all involved
At the end of term 2 we received the fantastic news that we had been awarded the Level 2 Rights Respecting Schools Award. This confirms that the values and principles of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) have permeated all aspects of the school community.
 
Family Charter.
Here is a copy of our RRS Family Charter which enables the rights and respecting agenda to be utilised at home. This is available to all pupils and their families. Please contact us for a paper copy
Bridge Farm was involved in a very special project this term. We called it Project Syria. This was a joint project with the School Council and Rights Respecting Ambassadors. The aim was to widen our Children In Need fundraising efforts through raising awareness and collecting urgently required supplies for the children in Syria. Having watched and listened to a lot of media coverage of the plight of children in Syria we decided we wanted to do something to try to help.
We started an appeal which went out to everyone in our community to try and involve as many people as possible. The take up was absolutely tremendous! We would like to thank everyone for their incredible generosity. We managed to fill a classroom with all of the donations, which ranged from toothbrushes and toiletries to prams, beds and even car seats. The donations were collected by the charity Aid Convoy and have been sent to help those in desperate need in Syria.
The photos show just some of the items being sorted by the children. The van was bursting at the seams when it left. Once again a very BIG THANK YOU from all at Bridge Farm.
 
We had a special visitor in school today. Just as the Year 4 children were doing their Children in Need Assembly, Pudsey Bear walked in. All the children were excited to see this very special visitor and Pudsey Bear was thrilled to see everyone dressed up in spots! Pudsey came in to say Thank You, for all the funds raised for Children in Need this year. Helping children less fortunate than us is at the fore front of our thoughts at this time of the year and raising awareness of Article 22 and 23 of the UNCRC is particularly important.
 
At the start of each year each class makes a Right Respecting Class Charter. This sets out the rights and the respect that everyone works towards in order to have a positive learning environment.
Here are the class charters for 2016
 
The photos show how creative we have been during the past year.
 
World's Largest Lesson.
On September 25th 2015, 193 world leaders committed themselves to the Global Goals for Sustainable Development. These 17 goals will achieve 3 extraordinary things in the next 15 years: end extreme poverty, fight inequalities and injustice and fix climate change. Teaching our children about these goals will help them become part of the generation that changed the world. Each class learned about 1 of the goals and the message was then put onto a class poster and displayed in the main building for all to see.
Local MP visit.

During Term 4 the Rights Respecting Ambassadors had the opportunity to meet Karen Smith, the MP for South Bristol. There were able to tell her all about what the Rights Respecting Initiative is and how this has been successfully implemented into Bridge Farm.
 
Reading Questionnaire.

As part of our World Book Day activities we sent out a Reading Questionnaire to gain insight into how adults view reading. Here are our findings. We have also published these findings in the May Issue of the local Whitchurch News Magazine. Reading Questionaire Findings