Rights Respecting Schools Award - unicef

We are very proud to have been recognised as a Rights Respecting School having achieved our Level 1 Rights Respecting Schools Award in February 2014.  This is an initiative run by UNICEF to help school communities use the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child to develop a clear set of values that are actively upheld by pupils.  

Click here for unicef Rights Respecting Schools Award website

Click here for our link school - Penwortham Primary School, London.

 

There are 45 articles in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child which outline the rights of children.  The pupils know that they have all these rights, but have chosen the nine rights that they think are the most important for them here in school, to study in more detail.  These rights are as follows (the numbers link to the number of each article):

2.   You have these rights no matter what!

6.   You have the right to a life and to be healthy

12.  You have a right to be listened to

14.  You have a right to follow your own religion and beliefs

19.  You have a right to be looked after and kept safe

24.  You have a right to good food and water and to see the doctor if you are ill

28.  You have a right to learn and to go to school

29.  You have a right to become the best you can be

31.  You have a right to relax and play