The Rights Respecting Schools Awards supports schools to embed the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC or CRC) in their practice to improve well-being and help all children to realise their potential.
Together young people and the school community learn about children’s rights, putting them into practice every day. The Award is not just about what children do but also, importantly, what adults do. In Rights Respecting Schools children’s rights are promoted and realised, adults and children work towards this goal together.
We are proud to say that we became a Gold Level Rights Respecting School. The assessors commented on how impressed they were with the articulacy of the children, their knowledge about their rights and the understanding of their application within the school context and beyond.
Article and Word of the week
Each week we focus one of the articles set out in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of a Child (UNCRC). We discuss how we will respect each of these articles during assembly and in class.
The article of the week for the week beginning 1st April 2019 is :
Article 17 – Every child has the right to reliable information from the media. This should be information that children can understand. Governments must help protect children from materials that could harm them.
Word of the week is : SECURITY