Anona Steven for creating a poster showing why people come to St Andrews
Hari Dhasmana for creating a poster showing why people come to St Andrews
Tom Logan for a creative autobiographical vlog having studied Roald Dahl's Boy.
September 'Artist of the Month': Esme MacMillan-Doran, for a truly expressive piece of work, developing ideas of a large composition to describe her identity (see title picture).
YEAR 5 INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS TALK
On Thursday, Year 5 welcomed 2 PHD students from the University of St Andrews International Relations Department, Lina Malagon and Flaminia Incecchi. Lina was originally from Colombia and Flaminia was from Italy.
They came to talk to the classes about International Relations, Amnesty International and the Rights of the Child, all linked to our Unit of Inquiry “Who we Are”.
Our guests began with the introducing the Rights of the Child and what every child is entitled to.
The right to a name and a country.
The right to education
The right to medical care
The right to clean water
The right to live in a warm and comfortable home.
The right NOT to work
The right NOT to live in poverty.
The children were then asked to create a new “friend” and to name them. Each child wrote down what rights a child was entitled to around their new friend.
Then the class was split into two. One half represented Colombia, the other half Scotland.
We then compared the rights of the children in both countries, some of the statistics were quite eye opening.
In Colombia not every child has the right to an education compared to every child in Scotland.
100% of children in Scotland have the right not to work (except in class and doing homework in case there is any confusion here!)
10% of children in Colombia work.
Scottish children all have access to clean water, 28% of children in Colombia do not.
Then the statistics made us all begin to think. The right NOT to live in poverty effected both countries, 38% of children in Colombia live in poverty, a shocking 28% of children in Scotland live in poverty. 37% of children in Colombia do not live in a warm and comfortable environment with 10% of children in Scotland also living without a warm and comfortable environment. This made us all really think.
The classes really enjoyed their activities with Lina and Flaminia, they realised that they could make a difference to many lives if they wanted to in the future. Through organisations like Amnesty International anyone can make a difference.
YEAR 3 VISIT THE GOLF MUSEUM