Ferryhill School – The UK’s First RRSA Accredited Gold Award School

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On 1st February 2018, Ferryhill School were visited by UNICEF Rights Respecting Schools Award assessors. I am delighted to be able to share that Ferryhill were successfully accredited under the new UNICEF RRSA award scheme standards and they became the first school in the UK to successfully achieve Gold using the new outcome strands. Assessors noted […]

21st September – UN Global Goals STEM Summit (for S5/6 pupils and staff)

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Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire schools are invited to attend this event which is organised as a collaboration between Aberdeen Science Centre, Montgomery Development Education Centre, and our hosts, Ellon Academy.   The aim of the event is to link the UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development (www.globalgoals.org) to STEM subjects and careers.   The 17 […]

Creative Consultation About How to Make Aberdeen City Centre More Child Friendly

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Yesterday saw primary aged pupils from the Harlaw and Aberdeen Grammar ASGs coming together to participate in a consultation event which sought the views of children and young people on how to make Aberdeen city centre more child-friendly. Pupils from Harlaw Academy and Aberdeen Grammar School facilitated creative consultations with around 120 primary aged pupils […]

Global Goals Sculpture Trail at Hazlehead Park

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Hazlehead Primary has been working on an art project about the Global Goals for Sustainable Development.  They have created a sculpture trail which will be in Hazlehead Park for the month of May.  Each sculpture represents one of the Global Goals and they want to educate the community about the goals and what we can […]

Free unicef ‘Myths and Misconceptions’ Resource

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  Unicef have recently launched a free resource which breaks down some of the common myths and misconceptions about children’s rights which they have encountered in their work with teachers, parents and school communities through the Rights Respecting Schools Award. “Children have the right to be loved. Children have the right to make mistakes. With rights come […]

Chalk Talk Pupil Editorial Board

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Thursday saw the second Pupil Editorial Board for the forthcoming edition of Chalk Talk. Pupils from Braehead, Abbotswells, Brimmond primaries and Hazlehead, St Machar and Peterhead academies came together at the Evening Express offices in Aberdeen to make a range of editorial decisions about the next edition of the supplement. Pupils worked collaboratively to discuss […]