GBA Actioneers has grown and grown since its introduction in 2016! It is a time when pupils are given the opportunity to ask questions, reflect on things happening elsewhere in the world, explore their own values and the values of others and develop a knowledge and understanding of the world in which we live.
Class One related the question to conflicts in the playground. They advised:
Here are some of the answers that were given in class two and three:
'If the world was a bit more quieter and calmer the world would be a lovely environment to live your life in. Smile to one another and eventually, if you put a smile on everyone's face, then the word will be a happy place.'
'Don't let children become violent and see the world with kind eyes. A smile a day makes a kind place.'
'By Communicating and listening and also helping and seeing the good in the person. Having a good time and staying calm.'
'If we work together and stop fighting peace will break out so will have rights all around the world. This will mean a stop of poverty and homelessness.'
Pupils worked collaboratively to organise the pictures given to assess how polluting they thought each thing was. They then considered the questions about what they could do to reduce pollution. They suggested:
Children in class one told Miss Drury:
'We respect each other's rights.'
'We make sure everyone has a chance to play and a rest which is a right.'
'The teacher make sure you learn which is a right.'
'We learn about our rights.'
'The children need to listen to each other's opinions.'
In Key Stage Two the pupils' responded:
'It means that every child in the school has their rights and we should be proud that we are a rights and respecting school. Everyone in the school knows their rights, every single person.'
'It means we learn about our rights and work together to help others learn about their rights and to enjoy them, for they are ours.'
'It means that we are special as there are just over one thousand schools that do the same. It also means that we stick to the rights and hence the name, 'rights and respecting' we respect the rights.'
'It is important to remember because they gave their lives for us and we don't want history to repeat itself. If history was to repeat itself these people would have risked their lives to win the war and we wouldn't have learned to live in peace and their work would be pointless.'
'It is important to remember because they sacrifice their lives for us to have a better future. It is also very respectful to remember who they were.'
'It is important that we remember because they sacrificed their lives for our life and we respect them for the choice they made.'
'They were the ones who gave us freedom and hope.'
'It is respectful to remember people. We have a happy life; those who fought for us didn't have a long happy life. We will not forget those people who fought for out lives, our future and our freedom.'
We explored the differences between equity and equality and Adele summed it up beautifully: with equality you all get the same whereas with equity you get what you need.