Rights Respecting Schools

Mirror Game - Doddi Style, January 2014

The Mirror Game is a game played in Malawi by the children at Naming'azi Primary School (our link school) using sand from the ground, a bottle and some balls.  They sent us the rules and we had a think about how we could adapt it to be played here at Doddi School.  We decided that we would adapt the game so that one team aimed to hit their opponents on the legs with a soft ball whilst the other team tried to score 'runs' by running with a marble and spoon between two cones.  These photographs show us playing our version of the Mirror Game.

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Wed, 22/01/2014 (All day)

Rights Group Minutes, January 2014

Please click on the link below for the minutes of our recent meeting.

Fri, 17/01/2014 (All day)

Playground Charter, January 2014

The children have been busy thinking about what things make playtimes fun and enjoyable.  They decided that having good play equipment was important but that how everyone treated one another was the most important thing of all.  The Key Stage 2 children made a display of Doddi children in their perfect playground including speech bubbles to show how people were interacting with one another.  They then used all these ideas to make the Doddi playground charter outlining what both children and adults could do to make playtimes happy.

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Wed, 15/01/2014 (All day)

Nelson Mandela Assembly, December 2013

Class 3 wanted to give an assembly about Nelson Mandela when they heard of his death because they felt he was such an important figure in the fight for rights.  They researched into his life and made a powerpoint about it which they presented to the school and invited parents and governors.  They also sang the Labi Siffri song 'Something inside so Strong' which tells of the long journey on the road to rights for all in South Africa.


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Mon, 16/12/2013 (All day)

Mancala Board Making, December 2013

In the UN Conventions on the Rights of the Child, Article 31 states that children have the right to relax and play.  In Key Stage 2, we have been learning about the sorts of games that children play in Malawi and other African countries.  One of these games is mancala, a game played with a special board and 48 counters.  We decided that we would try and make our own mancala games from card and tape and see just how successful they were.  As you can see from these photographs, they games were well designed and colourful - they were also great fun to play with!

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Sun, 08/12/2013 (All day)

Rights Group Meeting, December 2013

The Rights Group met for their last meeting of the year.  Please click on the link below to read the minutes.

Thu, 05/12/2013 (All day)

Rights Group/School Council Minutes, November 2013

Please click on the link below to read the minutes of the latest Rights Group/School Council meeting about Children in Need Day next week.

Fri, 08/11/2013 (All day)

Rights Group/School Council Meeting, October 2013

The Rights Group/School Council met and fed back to the school during assembly.  Click on the link below to read the Minutes from the meeting and assembly.

Mon, 21/10/2013 (All day)

First Rights Group of the Year! September 2013

We have held our first Rights Group meeting of the new school year with the new members - Millie, Aine and Brooke from Class 3 who make up the Executive Committee, Dom and Kita from Class 2 and Louann and Amos from Class 1.  Click on the link below to read the minutes from this meeting.

Fri, 20/09/2013 (All day)

Healthy Eating at Doddi School, July 2013

The Key Stage 2 children have been learning all about food including what types of food are the best at keeping us healthy.  As part of this unit of work, the children used the 'Food a Fact of Life' website to track down some tasty healthy recipes.  The puils have made changes to these recipes that they think will make them even tastier - so take the challenge today - click on one of these recipes and tickle your tastebuds!

Tue, 16/07/2013 (All day)