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    Published 15/06/21

    World Refugee Day has been recognised by the United Nations since 2001.

    A refugee is someone who has had to flee their home because their lives were in danger in their home country. There are many different reasons for this and we will explore some of them in the activities coming up. World Refugee Day is on 20th June 2021 and helps to raise awareness of the lives and experiences of refugees.

    National Refugee Week is an annual event. This year it is 14-20 June and the theme is 'We cannot walk alone' . This is taken from a line in Martin Luther King's 'I have a dream' speech when he turns his attention to the White people who, realising their destiny and that of their Black fellow citizens was intertwined, joined the movement for equal rights.

    “They have come to realise that their freedom is inextricably bound to our freedom,” he said. “We cannot walk alone.”

    On World Refugee Day Article 22 and Article 10 are particularly important:

    Article 22 (refugee children)

    If a child is seeking refugee or has refugee status, governments must provide them with appropriate protection and assistance to help them enjoy all the rights in the Convention. Governments must help refugee children who are separated from their parents to be reunited with them.

    Article 10 (family reunification)

    Governments must respond quickly and sympathetically if a child or their parents apply to live together in the same country. If a child’s parents live apart in different countries, the child has a right to visit and keep in contact with both of them.

    Jilly introduces World Refugee Day


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  • Reception Walk to the Woods

    Published 27/05/21

    On Wednesday the Reception children went on a walk in the woods.

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  • Year 1 Seaside Day

    Published 26/05/21

    On Monday 24th May the children in Year 1 were transported back in time to enjoy a Victorian seaside day out.

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  • RRS Article of the Week

    Published 23/05/21

    Article 24 (health and health services)

    Every child has the right to the best possible health. Governments must provide good quality health care, clean water, nutritious food, and a clean environment and education on health and well-being so that children can stay healthy. Richer countries must help poorer countries achieve this.

    Steven introduces Article 24 - Environment


    At Marlow C of E Infant School, we are committed to using the Sustainable Development Goals in our learning to ensure that our children are equipped to build a better future for us all and have the skills and motivation to take action for the SDGs.

    Our school Christian vision encompasses aims to encourage children to be:

    • Be responsible to and for society 
    • Be good citizens of the planet

    We aim to ensure the way we behave as a school conforms to the SDGs and make changes where they do not.

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  • Year 2 Trip to Mop End

    Published 12/05/21

    On Tuesday 11th May Year 2 visited the Field Study Centre at Mop End

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  • RRS Article of the Week

    Published 11/05/21


    This week's article fo the week is linked to Foster Care Fortnight which is on the 10th to 23rd May this year.

    15 May is the International Day of Families

    Foster Care Fortnight is the Fostering Network’s annual campaign to raise the profile of fostering and to show how foster care can transform lives.  Established for almost 20 years, the fortnight is a chance to highlight the need for more foster carers.  The International Day of Families is a UN day to remember the importance of families to people all over the world.

    Linked UNCRC Articles

    There are two articles that provide a particularly strong link this week:

    Article 9: Separation from parents 

    All children have the right to live with a family that cares for them. A child or young person must not be separated from their parents unless it is in their best interests (for example if a parent is hurting or neglecting a child). Children whose parents have separated have the right to stay in contact with both parents unless this could cause them harm.

    Article 20: Children unable to live with their family

    If a child or young person cannot be looked after by their immediate family the government must give them special protection and assistance. This includes making sure the child is provided with alternative care that is continuous and respects the child’s culture, language and religion.


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    Published 02/05/21



    Article 29 — aims of education

    Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full. It must encourage the child’s respect for human rights, as well as respect for their parents, their own and other cultures, and the environment.

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  • Sandygate gets Gold!

    Published 30/04/21

    Following our recent accreditation 'visit' we are very pleased to announce we have been awarded Gold: Rights Respecting by UNICEF UK

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    Published 26/04/21


    Article 6: Every child has the right to life.

    Governments must do all they can to ensure children survive and develop to their full potential. 

    Article 24: Every child has the right to the best possible health.

    Governments must provide good quality health care, clean water, nutritious food, and a clean environment and education on health and wellbeing so that children can stay healthy. Richer countries must help poorer countries achieve this. 

    World Immunisation Week is celebrated every year in the last week of April.

    It aims to raise awareness of vaccines and their important role in protecting people of all ages against potentially life-threatening diseases.  Immunisation saves many millions of lives every year, yet there are millions of children in the world who are not getting the vaccines they need, and many people miss out on vaccines as they get older.   Covid-19 has made us all aware of the importance of vaccinations in protecting our lives, health and wellbeing. This year’s theme is ‘Vaccines bring us closer’ recognising how important it is that the world works together to improve the health of everyone.

    UNICEF is playing a leading role in this.

    Geri Introduces World Immunisation Week


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  • Science Week

    Published 22/04/21

    This week has been Science Week at Sandygate

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  • Easter Competitions 2021

    Published 31/03/21

    The Annual Sandygate Easter competitions have been taking place this week.

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  • Easter Service

    Published 30/03/21

    This afternoon we held our first whole school worship in person since our Harvest Festival last autumn.

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