We were delighted to have been awarded the UNICEF Rights Respecting School Award status in June 2015 and be entitled to proudly display this logo. Following a year of hard work and determined effort, the UNICEF Ambassadors, staff and children demonstrated a clear commitment to upholding the Articles in the Convention of the Rights of the Child. We achieved this through raising awareness, fundraising for various charities and making sure that the Articles and the Rights are part of the daily culture at Dovelands.
Huge congratulations to the UNICEF Ambassadors who showed real enthusiasm during the assessor’s visit.
Well done everyone.
Today (11.10.17) is International Day of the Girl. The day aims to highlight and address the needs and challenges girls face, while promoting girls' empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights. Please have a look at the following link for more information.
Thank you :)
There is currently an ongoing campaign to 'stand with a refugee' which will be presented to the home secretary.
The petition states:
'Right now, across the world, children are being forced to make dangerous journeys to Europe to reach their family in the UK. This is because the UK’s family reunion refugee law doesn’t consider their siblings, grandparents, aunts or uncles family. We call on you to change the definition of family within the UK’s refugee family reunion law.'
If you would like further information and to sign the petition then please see the following link.
Day for Change
The unicef Day for Change was very successful! Doveland's children were very generous in donating lots of Fairtrade products and money. Furthermore, the whole school spent part of the day learning about the importance of Fairtrade and what it means to others around the world. This led to some excellent campaign letters being written and these will be sent to various companies who are not selling a range of Fairtrade products.
We have donated the products to the local food bank 'Neighbourhood Support Base', who were very grateful. All the food will go a long way to help those less fortunate. There has not yet been a final count on the amount of money raised on the day but we will keep you updated!
You have all helped to make the world a fairer place!
Thank you :)
Below are the unicef ambassadors with the donated products.
Takeover Day was a huge success this year.
Children shadowed members of staff for the day providing them with great opportunities and experiences. They were given an insight into what it is like to take on specific roles and most importantly they were able to use their voice. All the children that took part thoroughly enjoyed the day.
We look forward to Takeover Day 2017!