As part of our new House Continents system at Rhyddings, we, as a school are supporting
a global charity and each continent group will be fund raising for “Save the Children” throughout the year.
We really want students to show empathy towards other people in the world and begin to have some understanding of what is happening in different countries outside of their local environment.
In November Miss Booth will be doing an assembly based on the current refugee crisis to launch our whole school charity.
Europe is facing its worst refugee crisis since the Second World War.
Since the start of the year:
- More than half a million desperate people have made the perilous journey across the Mediterranean Sea – that’s 3 times more than in the whole of 2014.
- 1 in 5 of those arriving by sea are children.
- In Italy, 8,500 children have arrived alone since January, without any parents or families at all.
For those who survive the treacherous journey, the terrifying ordeal is not over.
Children often arrive in Europe scared and exhausted. Many have seen and experienced untold horrors during their journey. The physical impact of travelling is also clear.
The children “Save the Children” teams have met have had severe sunburns and blisters from their journey. Many have lost their toenails from the huge distances they had walked.
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Any donations for the charity can be made via Miss Booth and we will update you with a running total that we as a school and local community have raised in the near future.
As we are a few weeks into the new term, we thought you might like an update on the Continents League. The league will be visible on the House Continents section of the website very soon, and will be updated regularly.
Remember, if you would like to organise a competition between students, or students and staff please speak to one of the Continent Leaders!
Last week, 76 Rhyddings students received their Arts Award Discover certificates in assembly after completing the award over the summer.
The Year 7s attended our Summer School programme in July, which is offered for free to all of our new starters. They all completed 20 hours of arts-related activities over the seven days to achieve the award.
Arts Award Discover is the introductory certificate to the Arts Award, a nationally accredited qualification. Rhyddings is a registered centre for Arts Award and also gives all students the opportunity to progress through the externally assessed Explore, Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards.
Business manager Carmel Cunliffe, who organised the Summer School programme, said: “We had a record number of starters attend the summer school this year and for them to all complete the Arts Award Discover is a fantastic achievement.
“We aim to give all our students the best possible start and as many opportunities as possible throughout their time at Rhyddings.
“This is just one of those opportunities, along with vInspired and the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, that we offer. The Arts Award is a national qualification and is a great thing for them to have on a CV or college application.”