National Autism Week 1st – 7th April 2019
Article 23 UN Convention for the Rights of the Child states that ‘A child with a disability has the right to live a full and decent life with dignity and, as far as possible, independence and to play an important part of the community.
Wolsingham Primary School children have been taking part in activities across the school to help raise awareness of autism. One in every 100 people are thought to have autism and our aim as a school is make children aware that people with autism are unique and face hurdles every day of their lives. World Autism Awareness Day goes one step further to celebrate the unique talents of those with autism, highlighting global awareness of how to support those who do struggle on a daily basis.
Activities across the school have ranged from:
Identifying sensory issues through loud noise, role play – putting themselves in the role of some with autism and communicating, concentration when loud music is being played, created wordle art with words associated with autism, discussion about visible/invisible disabilities and a look at facts and myths around autism.
Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea in support of Butterwick Hospice (March 2019)
UNICEF UK Rights Respecting Bronze Award
We are delighted to announce that we have just been awarded the UNICEF UK Rights Respecting Schools Bronze Award, showing that we are committed to placing the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child at the heart of our ethos.