A request was made by Byron Primary School to Medway and Maidstone Soroptimists who they work in partnership with. This was to assist with sewing rainbow material onto twenty five turtles to become Rocky the Turtle mascots for their Right Respecting School initiative and making drawstring bags for each class for home learning to start in the new September term.
Jane Barnes took on the sewing task over the summer and was able to deliver the completed turtles and bags to the school. This meant that they were able to launch their Rocky the Rights-Respecting Turtle home learning. Its aim is to encourage the children to talk about the UN Rights of the Child with adults and siblings at home.
Each week a member of the class takes home Rocky the Turtle with information about it and a letter. The home learning will be linked to one of the rights and teaching the children how rights are part of their everyday lives.
The feedback was they were absolutely thrilled with the Rocky mascots which they consider are cute and look brilliant.
They know the children will be excited when it is their turn to take Rocky the Turtle home.