Saturday, 16 October 2010

Deanpark Primary

Well, Scotland surprised us after all, although as predicted, I didn't get to see any of it. Next qualifying matches aren't til next September I think.

Juniper Green Community Council meeting on Wednesday night was brisk and business-like, as usual.

I was delighted, and honoured, to accept an invite to present the Rights Respecting Schools Award to Deanpark Primary at their Rainbow Assembly on Friday. They are the first school in Edinburgh to gain this recognition which is a fantastic achievement. For the last year or two the children have been learning about their own human rights and the rights of others and extending this to look at how children live in other countries. Its made them think more deeply about their role in society and their presentations, from all parts of the school, clearly demonstrated their keen awareness of the wider world. The work also supports their links with a school in Malawi, which is now well established. Lovely atmosphere, with the children in bright rainbow colours for the occasion, and I got a cup of tea and a scone as well !

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