Last month in June there was a focused week on sustainability called Climate Week. During this week the pupils in each class focused on a different goal from the Global Goals. The Global Goals were created by world leaders to aim for a better and fairer world by working to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice and fix climate change.

To realise these Goals everyone needs to take part and that’s certainly what Windy Nook Primary School did! Following ‘Goal 1 No Poverty’ children and adults are bringing in loose change to our collection bucket on Tuppence Tuesday, at the end of the year all the money raised will be given to a charity to help those in poverty. To also address ‘Goal 12 Responsible Consumption and Production’ and ‘Goal 4 Quality Education’ we took part in the Clarkes’ shoe appeal where children donated old but good condition shoes which would be re-used and a donation sent to Unicef.

The children then shared their work to each other in a whole school assembly. EYFS shared their Goal ‘Climate Action’ and sang their song ‘We Only Have 1 World’ to promote the understanding of recycling and its impact. KS1 presented their findings about Goals ‘Zero Hunger’ and ‘Clean Water and Sanitation’ and ways to achieve the goals by not wasting food, dropping a tin in a food donation bank at the local shop and ways to save water. LKS2 presented their poems about plastic in the ocean, linking to the Goal ‘Life Below Water’. UKS2 did a presentation and a drama to demonstrate the differences in expectations of Education between countries, linking to Goals ‘Quality Education’ and ‘Gender Equality’.

Article 17: You have the right to get information that is important to your well-being, from radio, newspaper, books, computers and other sources. Adults should make sure that the information you are getting is not harmful, and help you find and understand the information you need.

Article 28: You have the right to a good quality education. You should be encouraged to go to school to the highest level you can.

Article 29: Your education should help you use and develop your talents and abilities. It should also help you learn to live peacefully, protect the environment and respect other people. 

Article 42: You have the right to know your rights! Adults should know about these rights and help you learn about them, too. 

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