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Knowsley Primary School pupils shine in new music video

by Guy Murphy

Knowsley Primary School pupils shine in new music video

Pupils at St John Fisher Catholic Primary School in Prescot have written a song and created a music video to celebrate children’s rights and their school pride.

As a UNICEF Rights Respecting School, children at St John Fisher learn about their rights and the United Nations Rights of a Child act. Each class have their own ‘class right’ and during the music video, the children showcase what they have learnt about it.

The song also celebrates the school’s links with its parish, the pupil’s learning powers and the school dog, Star!

To create the school song the Shining Lights from each class worked with the Knowsley Music team. They gathered ideas from their class and put these forward for the song to show that everyone in the school has a voice. Pupils often used the British Value democracy to vote on key elements of the song such as the title.

Knowsley CLCs then came into the school and helped create a music video that reflected the values that the school share and represent.

You can view the video here.

Michelle Forrest, Headteacher at St John Fisher Primary School, said: “As a UNICEF Rights Respecting School, we initially thought of writing a song to celebrate children’s rights and how much our children had learned about them.  However, as the team were getting creative, we felt we also wanted to celebrate other elements of our school that we are especially proud.

“Our whole school is incredibly proud of the final product and the school is alive with singing and positivity showing that at St John Fisher, we really do shine and our children know their rights and how to make a difference in the world.”

St John Fisher has also been recently accredited as a  Silver Rights Respecting School by UNICEF.