Thursday, 25 November 2010

A Right Blether!

Today was voting day at Glaitness School!

The meeting room was all set up as a polling station and each class took their votes along and posted them in the ballot boxes.

P7 pupils helped some of the younger ones to cast their votes.

This was part of the Right Blether campaign -  a national vote organised by Tam Baillie, our Commissioner for Children and Young People in Scotland and we were giving our views on what is important to us at home, in our school, our community and in Scotland.
Tam Baillie came along in person to see how our voting was going and he was able to answer our questions and tell us more about the campaign.

He told us how important it was that we use our votes and make our voices heard so that it helps people like him and politicians to know what needs to be changed.

He also took time to look at P7s Happy Birthday board which is celebrating 21 years of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
P7 have drawn some cartoons about superheroes who could help children and have made up some lovely recipes for improving children's lives. (some examples will be added here later)

We were very lucky to have Tam Baillie visit and it made the day more meaningful and special to us all.
The Pupil Council will count the votes and return the results to Tam's team. It will also published on this blog. 
Look out for it shortly!
You will find more information by following these links:
A Right Blether
Every child matters

A Recipe for a Real Childhood

A pinch of kindness
A spoonful of love
A sprinkle of friendliness
A drop of respect
1 litre of smiles
150grams of fun
A cupful of fairness
101 grams of education
A teaspoon of shelter
Half a cup of warmth
An armful of toys
A handful of care
A bucketful of happiness

Mixed together in a safe home and let it cook in a warm bed every night.

The Recipe for a Childhood

2 tablespoons of love.
1 spoonful of happiness.
1 litre of respect.
4 oz of kindness.
1 teaspoon of care.
A pinch of  family.
500g of life.
1 forkful of toys.
A pinch of fun.
A heap of clothing.
A truck load of freedom.
A dash of houses.
A splash of school.
A dod of safety.
1 sack of parents.
A pint of health.

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