The Rights Respecting School Award (RRSA) is awarded by Unicef and focuses on promoting children’s rights within school.
Unicef works with schools in the UK to create safe and inspiring places to learn, where children are respected, their talents are nurtured and they are able to thrive. The Rights Respecting Schools Award embeds these values in daily school life and gives children the best chance to lead happy, healthy lives and to be responsible, active citizens.
Using the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) as our guide, we will work with all children and adults in our school to make more people aware of these rights. We are currently working towards the Bronze level of this award.
Working towards this level means that the children will be aware not just of their own rights, but of all children around them in school, in Britain and around the world. A small group of children have been chosen to be part of our new steering group and they met on Wednesday 9th January to begin their work. Our first action is to have a competition to design a ‘Rights Resecting Logo’ for St. Cuthbert’s.
If you would like more information on this award please visit https://www.unicef.org.uk/rights-respecting-schools/the-rrsa/about-the-rrsa/
The Rights Respecting Steering Group have been working hard to think of ways to tell the whole school about the different articles. Here they are in our half termly meeting making posters for the the article of the term, Article 12. Every child has the right to express their views, feelings and wishes in all matters affecting them, and to have their views considered and taken seriously.
Some of the children have chosen articles to match posters to put up around school.
Rights Respecting School Logo Competition Winner
Maisie H Year 6 won our Rights Respecting School Logo competition with this brilliant design which includes our school logo, the world and a cross – well done Maisie. We had over 30 entries to the competition and the finalists are currently on our RRSA display board in the corridor.
Well done to Emily C Year 1 and Maggie H Year 3 who were runners up.
Thank you to our Rights Respecting Steering Group who helped choose the finalists.
St. Cuthbert’s Unicef Rights Respecting School Logo Competition
Hello, we are part of the new Rights Respecting Steering Group in our school and we have come to tell you about a competition to be held in school.
If you can remember back to November, we had an assembly with Mrs Garrity all about children’s rights. For example, the right to an education, the right to a name, the right to play.
In school, we are thinking about these rights and how we respect them, for example, in class and in the playground and one of the first things we would like to do to start this work is to design a St. Cuthbert’s logo for the Rights Respecting work we are doing.
This logo should be designed at home either by drawing or using the computer and printed out. It would be best if you used a very colourful design with a clear and simple idea on A4 paper.
It can include anything you think is related to our work on the Rights Respecting Schools Award for example, children, the world, school and should be a logo which stands out and represents St. Cuthbert’s in relation to the Rights Respecting Schools Award.
Finalists from all year groups will be chosen by the Rights Respecting Steering group and the runners up and winners will be chosen by Mrs Swales and Mrs Garrity.
The closing date for entries is Friday 8th February 2019.