Daisy, Josh, Aleksandra and Isshak carried out research projects with groups of pupils from across the school to compile data that will contribute to a book being put together by Amnesty International on Children's Rights.
At a special assembly this week, the four researchers presented their findings to KS2 pupils, staff, invited parents and representatives from Amnesty International. We were told that Angelina Jolie, who is an ambassador for Amnesty International and has made a video for children (see link) had sent her best wishes and said she would have attended if she could.
Mrs Jones, teacher at Newlands, who has been leading the project in school in conjunction with Liz from the Children's Research Project, has received an email from the visitors:
This is a huge thank you from me and Alice on many counts – firstly, for supporting the child rights research so enthusiastically, but also for inviting us to the assembly yesterday. It was thoroughly enjoyable, interesting and stimulating and we left with a much better understanding of what lies behind the data that the Open Uni will send to us. And we were so impressed – not just with the four brilliant students – but with all of those who sat so quietly and seemed so engaged. What a wonderful school you have! Nicky Parker, Amnesty International.
Well done Newlands!