On Thursday 14th September, the children at Osmani School voted for their brand new Rights Respecting Ambassadors and Attendance Ambassadors. We held an Election Day where the children in Year 2-Year 6 voted in democratic fashion for their chosen candidates. Well done to all the children for exercising their right to express their opinion and be heard.
Congratulations to the winners and runner ups. Osmani looks forward to another year of success and improvements put forward by the new ambassadors.
‘The UNICEF Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA) award recognises achievement in putting the UN Convention on the Right of the Child (UNCRC) at the heart of a school’s practice to improve well-being and help all children and young people realise their potential.’
Congratulations! Osmani School is very proud to announce that we have successfully achieved the Unicef UK Level 1 Award for our rights-respecting work. Since September 2016, we have been raising awareness of children’s rights within and around our school. All of our collective Rights Respecting work has improved our understanding of children’s rights around the globe and raised awareness of children who have not been allowed to exercise their rights.
We would like to thank parents, governors, staff and the children for their contributions and support to helping us achieve this award.
The Rights Respecting Ambassadors from Year 3-6 took part in the annual Pupil Parliament at Norton Rose Fulbright.
The children were joined by 6 other schools in the local area:
During Pupil Parliament, the ambassadors were given the opportunity to ask questions to a panel, including Rushanara Ali- the MP of Bethnal Green and Bow, about topics that were important to them. The three topics were:
Crime and Anti-social behaviour
Human Rights and Equality
We then came up with an action plan and presented them to the whole room. There were about 100 people in total! At Osmani, we are going to put some of these plans into action and make small changes to help improve some of the issues that were discussed.
As many of you may be aware, at Osmani we are working towards achieving the Level 1 Rights Respecting School’s Award. For this to be a success, we need children and parents to be aware of what this is about.
An additional homework project was set for the whole family to get involved and find out about Rights Respecting Schools. We encouraged children to get help completing the activities.
For this project homework, they were given suggested activities. They were expected to present what they have found out to the rest of their class. Here are some pictures of some of the phenomenal homework that was completed!
At Osmani, we would like to thank you for your donations linked to Harvest festival. Our Rights Respecting Ambassadors took all the donations to Whitechapel Mission- a nearby homeless shelter. We were greeted by Sue and Tony, two staff members who spend most of their time at the mission feeding and supporting homeless people. We were humbled by the work that takes place at the mission and were surprised to find out how many people were on the streets and in need of our help. We learnt that the best way to make a difference was not only to donate but to pass on our knowledge and make others aware. We are extremely lucky to be getting an education and we were told to make the most of the opportunities given to us.
We would like to say a special thanks to Mrs. Asiya Jama who donated an entire box of food supplies for the cause.
The Rights Respecting Ambassadors went on an exciting trip to the Houses of Parliament. They were welcomed and taken through security before going on a grand tour of the historical building. The ambassadors stood in both the House of Commons and the House of Lords before taking part in a workshop called: ‘Your Voice’.
They had an amazing time and all felt inspired to become the next budding MP, Lord, Baroness or even Prime Minister!