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Healthy School Week


As part of Healthy School Week the firefighters from Torquay fire station visited Year 1/2 and 5/6 and taught them about fire safety and the value of smoke alarms. 


Red Nose Day 2019

Comic Relief is a UK charity which aims to create a just world free from poverty and as a rights respecting school, we want to continue to work hard to help ensure the rights of all people are respected.

On Friday 15th March the whole school took part in lessons to learn how Comic Relief helps disadvantaged children around the world.

We raised money by holding a cake sale and donating £1 to wear red. The total raised was £188.35! Thank you for all your support.

This money will be used to change countless lives, both here in the UK and worldwide. For example, just £3 could pay for crayons, pencils, paint and paper for children living in a Serbian refugee camp (UNCRC Article 29). Here in the UK, £10 could cover the cost of 10 hot meals for a homeless person (UNCRC Article 24).


Soccer Aid for Unicef Playground Challenge

On 14th June the children wore blue, the colour of Unicef, donated £2 and took part in our playground challenge. The challenge involved carrying a football around an obstacle course designed by the School Council. The Upton St James Playground Challenge raised an amazing £236.19.

The Soccer Aid Playground Challenge encouraged us to think about children who are not having all their rights respected - Article 31 of the UNCRC states that 'Every child has the right to relax, play and take part in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities'. All children should have a childhood full of play, fun , learning and laughter.

The money raised will help children everywhere grow up happy, healthy and able to play. Just like children should!



Key Stage 2 Results

 Red Nose Day 

Thank you to all those who supported Red Nose Day. We raised a brilliant £188.35!




Unicef UK Gold Award 

We have received the prestigious Unicef UK Gold Award! 

Unicef is the world’s leading organisation working for children and their rights. The Rights Respecting Schools Award is granted to schools that show commitment to promoting and realising children’s rights and encouraging adults, children and young people to respect the rights of others in school.

Gold is the highest accolade given by Unicef UK and shows a deep and thorough commitment to children’s rights at all levels of school life. Although 400 schools across England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales  have received Gold, Upton St James is the first school in Devon and Torbay to gain the award!  

The Award recognises achievement in putting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child at the heart of a school’s planning, policies and practice.  A Rights Respecting School is a community where children’s rights are learned, taught, practised, respected, protected and promoted.


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