Rights Respecting School Award
Why not download this pack and listen to this song to learn more about your rights?
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
Participation - Article 12 (respect for children's views) and Article 13 (freedom of expression):
Previous Articles of the Week
Earth Hour - Article 6 (life, survival and development), Article 12 (respect for children's views) and Article 24 (health, water, food and environment):
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 Women's Day - Article 2 (non-discrimination) and Article 28 (right to education):
World Book Day - Article 17 (access to information), Article 29 (aims of education) and Article 31 (rest, play, culture and arts):
LGBT+ History Month - Article 2 (non-discrimination) and Article 13 (freedom of expression):
Rest, Play, Culture and Arts - Article 31 (rest, play, culture and arts):
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.
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.