UNICEF – A Rights Respecting School

UNICEF

We are working towards becoming a Rights Respecting School.  To do this, we are teaching the children about the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and ensuring that it is at the heart of our school’s planning, policies, practice and ethos.

The Convention is very important because it recognises that all children have the right to be treated with dignity and fairness, to be protected, to develop to their full potential and to participate. Our children are rights-holders therefore they can claim their rights and we as adults are the duty-bearers to fulfil these obligations.

So far the children have explored some of the 42 articles through work in class, assemblies and visiting workshops to our school.  We have also launched the ‘Day for Change.’  Day for Change is also about raising awareness of Unicef’s vital work to protect millions of children who have been affected by violence and abuse, disease, hunger, war and disaster. This event is where everyone brings in their loose change to raise money and have an impact on children’s lives across the world.

For more information about the Articles see the document attached below.

 

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