Rights Respecting School Award


Why not download this pack and listen to this song to learn more about your rights?

Rights Respecting School activity pack

'We've All Got Rights' song


Article of the Week

Unicef UK produces a regular resource 'Article of the Week' for Rights Respecting Schools which helps us to learn about the different Articles from the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and includes information to read, videos to watch and a range of activities to try.

This week's Article of the Week

Sport - Article 31 (rest, play, culture and arts)

Sport activities and resources

Previous Articles of the Week

World Refugee Day - Article 10 (family reunification) and Article 22 (refugee children)

World Refugee Day activities and resources

Justice - Article 40 (juvenile justice)

Justice activities and resources

Health and a Clean Environment - Article 24 (health, water, food and environment)

Health and a Clean Environment activities and resources

Education - Article 29 (aims of education)

Education activities and resources

Participation - Article 12 (respect for children's views) and Article 13 (freedom of expression):

Participation activities and resources

Earth Hour - Article 6 (life, survival and development), Article 12 (respect for children's views) and Article 24 (health, water, food and environment):

Earth Hour activities and resources

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination - Article 2 (non-discrimination), Article 12 (respect for children's views) and Article 30 (minority culture, language and religion):

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination activities and resources

International Women's Day - Article 2 (non-discrimination) and Article 28 (right to education):

International Women's Day activities and resources

World Book Day - Article 17 (access to information), Article 29 (aims of education) and Article 31 (rest, play, culture and arts):

World Book Day activities and resources

LGBT+ History Month - Article 2 (non-discrimination) and Article 13 (freedom of expression):

LGBT+ History Month activities and resources

Rest, Play, Culture and Arts - Article 31 (rest, play, culture and arts):

Rest, Play, Culture and Arts activities and resources


Unicef UK Rights Respecting School Award

The Rights Respecting School Award puts children’s rights at the heart of schools in the UK.

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 School 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.

UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)

The Rights Respecting School Award recognises a school’s achievement in putting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child into practice within the school and beyond.

As a Rights Respecting School, pupils at St Edward's Academy are treated as equals by their fellow pupils and by the adults in the school. Pupils are involved in how we move towards gaining the Silver Award, as well as in strategic decision-making about their learning and in views about their wellbeing. A key focus is to ensure that pupils become active and involved in school life and the wider world. This builds their confidence to make informed decisions.

By becoming more familiar with the Articles of the Convention, pupils develop a moral framework based on equality and respect for all.  Through role play, debates and conflict resolution, the rights and principles of the Convention are used to consider moral situations and rights-respecting solutions. Led by our RRS Ambassadors and steering group, pupils and adults work together to take part in campaigns and activities that develop awareness of social justice to bring about change.

Rights Respecting School Award website


M-Y-Voice Staffordshire Moorlands

M-Y-Voice is a youth led steering group made up of young people aged 10-25 from all over the Staffordshire Moorlands which will allow you to build relationships with decision makers and inspire other young people to take action and have a say in their community as well as their future.

You can get involved in one of the local Youth Committee Groups (YCGs) to have a say on what is important to young people. You will have the incredible opportunity to travel all over the UK, meet new people, and develop a whole range of skills which will look great on your CV including: communication skills, teamwork, organising events and leadership. You will also have the opportunity to grow your network and lead on campaigns that could make a difference to young people across the Staffordshire Moorlands.

Do you want to create a bright future for all young people? Do you want to have your say on the issues that are important to you? Then M-Y-Voice is for you!

If you are interested in having a say and feel that you can help your community and other young people, please complete the application form by 31st May 2021: 

M-Y-Voice application form

Please note that this project is organised by a third party and not by St Edward's Academy.