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Unicef - Rights Respecting School

We are a silver standard Unicef Rights Respecting School

UNICEF UK recognise the excellent work we do in school to empower children to know their rights as a local and global citizen. Our daily practices embody the United Nations Conventions on The Rights of the Child, so that all children are: treated with dignity and fairness, protected, supported to achieve their full potential and encouraged to participate fully in the world.

 

The UN convention is a Human Rights Treaty that recognises children as equal to adults and therefore entitled to rights. Along with many other countries, the UK signed up to the treaty in 1991. UNICEF UK is a registered charity that raises funds through donations from individuals, organisations and companies. They campaign to keep children safe across the world. If you would like to know more about the wonderful work of UNICEF go to www.unicef.org.uk

 

What does being a Rights Respecting school mean for you/your child?

It simply means that your child will be treated as an important individual who is empowered to recognise their rights and has a voice to address any issues of concern relating to themselves or their friends. They will be respected and their talents will be nurtured so that they are able to thrive.

 

It also means that we look outwards to discuss and advocate for rights locally and globally and we work hard to support where we can, often through fundraising and raising awareness. 

 

Because of the work we do with our children, we believe that they embody the ethos of care and respect and develop as happy, healthy, responsible and active citizens.

 

 

Things we have done this year: 

 

*Hosted and raised money as part of Macmillan Coffee morning 

*Donated food during Harvest to our local food bank (A24, 27)

*Celebrated Anti-bullying week and completed our annual competition based on the theme Make A Noise About Bullying  (A2, 12, 19)

*Celebrated World Children's Day (20th Nov) and asked our pupils if there's anything they want to change in school or in the local community.

*Completed a library survey for new non-fiction books (A17)

*Launched our 'Walk More' competition following World Children's Day. Winners from each key stage: *EY Winner: Noah Lockley *KS1 Winner: Ted Thursfield *LKS2 Winner: Matilda Finch *UKS2 Winner: Lexi-Mae Clarke *The Overall Winners were: Noah Lockley and Matilda Finch. The winning leaflet and poster were merged and sent home with every child in order to raise awareness of 'walking more' in the local community. The Rights Respecting Ambassadors also displaying the winning poster and leaflet in the local area this term. 

*World Book Day celebrated (7th March) and Read For Good sponsored read began over the last two weeks of term and the Easter holidays. Awareness developed and Money was raised to help provide brand new books and storyteller visits to poorly children. (A28, A31)

*We held a PJ day on the 8th April to fundraise for our school, the RSPCA and Oxfam. Charities chosen by pupil voice. School Council members and the Rights Respecting Ambassadors sent a video to parents and carers to remind them about this day and why they have chosen these charities to campaign for and raise money for this year. 

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