About Rights Respecting Schools Awards
As part of our school aim, to promote a happy and successful school, we are working towards becoming a Gold ‘Rights Respecting School’. This is an award which is given to schools on behalf of UNICEF. The award is based on principles of equality, dignity, respect, non-discrimination, and participation. We have already achieved the Recognition of Commitment.
In 1989, governments worldwide promised all children the same rights by adopting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. These rights are based on what a child needs to survive, grow, participate, and fulfil their potential. We discuss with the children what their rights are and how they are being met.
The ‘Rights Respecting School’ award (RRSA) will help our children to grow into confident, caring, and responsible young citizens both in school and within the wider community. By learning about their rights our children also learn about the importance of respecting the rights of others.