Below is a list of the Rights of the Child agreed by the UN. These are the rights we are working with towards our Rights Respecting School Award. The Rights Respecting Steering group will be leading work on this in school and all classes have a ‘Class Charter’ based around these rights and their own responsibilities.
The Rights Respecting School Award (RRSA) is awarded by Unicef and focuses on promoting children’s rights within school.
Our action group this year are: Annabella, Jasmine H, Luke and Maggie from Year 6, George, Ryan, Katie, Robyn from Year 5, Isaac K, Ava, Alexander R and Lili from Year 4, Charlie C and Olivia from Year 3 and Vanessa and Seren from Year 2.
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 were chosen to be part of our new steering group and in January 2019 their first action was to have a competition to design a ‘Rights Respecting Logo’ for St. Cuthbert’s.
Maisie H Year 6 (2018-19) won our Rights Respecting School Logo competition with this brilliant design which includes our school logo, the world and a cross. The logo has been added to our school stationery.
If you would like more information on this award please visit https://www.unicef.org.uk/rights-respecting-schools/the-rrsa/about-the-rrsa/
Have a look back to see what else we did last year.