Aspire Ambassadors work with staff and students to develop and promote our Aspire ethos in school. They are involved in pupil voice meetings, Mentally Healthy Schools, Aspire displays, charity fundraising events and the school newsletter. They strive to be Aspire role models and represent our school and its values in the local community.
Here are some of the statements from this year’s applicants:
“I would make a good Aspire Ambassador because I listen to my classmates and respect their views and ideas.”
“I use the Aspire characters to help me make good choices during my school day.”
“I am similar to Inclusive Izeyah because I include people in my games, and I think of other people’s feelings”
“I am like Achieving Aisha because I try to achieve my goals and success criteria.”
“I would make a good Aspire Ambassador because I want to make the school a better place to be for everyone!”
“I take pride in my learning, my uniform and my presentation. I am proud to go to this school.”
A council is a group of people that meet regularly. They are elected representatives of a group, who come together to consult, deliberate, or make decisions.
Shoreditch Park Primary School Council members help to represent children’s voices. They are a team of committed students who wish to help improve the school, they pride themselves on creating positive change. SPPS School council meets to address issues that have been raised by children. They also work hard to involve our local community, charities and other schools within the Shoreditch Park Primary Community.
Article 12 (respect for the views of the child): Every child has the right to express their views, feelings and wishes in all matters affecting them, and to have their views considered and taken seriously. This right applies at all times, for example during immigration proceedings, housing decisions or the child’s day-to-day home life.
Check out this page to see previous and current projects!
Rights Respecting Steering Group
Steering group is a pupil voice group, which focuses on children's rights. As a gold level Rights Respecting school, this group has a very important role to play. They meet at least once a half term to discuss and decide how to raise awareness around children's rights. When steering group feel strongly about injustices in their local community or in other parts of the world, they take action by fundraising, campaigning or petitioning.
For example, for International Children’s Day, Steering group hosted the Deputy Mayor of Hackney and wrote letters to the Mayor of Hackney, expressing their concerns around the treatment of Refugee children.
“Article 22 (refugee children) If a child is seeking refuge or has refugee status, governments must provide them with appropriate protection and assistance to help them enjoy all the rights in the Convention. Governments must help refugee children who are separated from their parents to be reunited with them.”
The Steering Group are currently working on our child-friendly school policies, ensuring they protect the rights of children. They are also developing awareness of sustainable development alongside the Green Team.
The Green Team are a group of pupils who are committed to making our school more environmentally friendly. They follow the eco-schools scheme of learning. Eco-Schools is a global programme engaging millions of children across 67 countries, making it the largest educational programme in the world. Eco-Schools has been empowering children to drive change and improve their environmental awareness.
This year the Green Team is going to try and achieve the green flag award. This award is given to schools that are trying very hard to look after the environment. They will learn and teach others about sustainable development and global citizenship. Shoreditch Park primary will:
- monitor our actions as a school and evaluate progress
- Involve our whole school and wider community
- And link the environment to our curriculum
The Green Team are making some changes to our school to help us to look after the planet. Here are some things we have planned for the year:
- To compost all our food waste!
- Ban single use plastic water bottles!
- Ban single use plastic ketchup sachets.
- Use scrap paper during our free time/wet play activities.
This will mean that as a school we will waste less food, trees and plastic! These ideas were generated by last year's green team, we hope to build on their work and continue learning even more about how to take care of our environment, just like Self-aware Samuel!
Article 29 (goals of education): Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full. It must encourage the child’s respect for human rights, as well as respect for their parents, their own and other cultures, and the environment.