Rights Respecting School

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We’ve All Got Rights!

In Primary we have started learning the ‘We’ve All Got Rights” song. We like to listen out for and count our rights. How many can you count?


We’re recycling paper

We’re recycling paper to help save trees and protect the environment. Here are our very proud Primary RRSA Champions, who are doing a fabulous job of collecting the recycling boxes.

What do you recycle at home?

What else could we recycle at school?


We celebrated World Children’s Day (November 20th) by holding the World’s Largest Lesson in Primary.

We explored Global Goal #13- Climate Action.

Why is taking climate action important? Weather patterns are changing, sea levels are rising and becoming more acidic, weather events are becoming more extreme and greenhouse gas emissions are now at their highest levels in history. The world’s average surface temperature is increasing.

What should we do? In a nut shell, turn to renewable energy and a range of other measures in agriculture that will reduce emissions and move toward a low- carbon economy.

What did the Primary children at Priestley Smith learn?

In mixed-age groups, Primary did 3 activities:

1. Recycling/upcycling with Mrs Witcutt. The children recycled old Christmas cards to make new Christmas decorations. 

2. Finding out where food comes from with Miss Harris. The children learnt the journey food goes on (food miles) and how eating local and seasonal produce is better for the climate.

3. Exploring pollution with Miss Sims. Each group found out about ways of travelling with are better for the environment like walking and cycling.