What is the Rights Respecting School Award?
The Unicef UK Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA) supports schools across the UK to embed children’s human rights in their ethos and culture. The award recognises achievement in putting the UN Convention on the Right of the Child (UNCRC) at the heart of a school’s practice to improve well-being and help all children and young people realise their potential.
The award is based on principles of equality, dignity, respect, non-discrimination, and participation. The initiative started in 2006 and schools involved in the Award have reported a positive impact on relationships and well-being, leading to better learning and behaviour, improved academic standards and less bullying.
Greenholm Primary School is very proud to have achieved our RRSA Recognition of Commitment.
We are now on the way to achieving our RRSA Level 1.
Why Greenholm believes it is important:
For children to make the most of their opportunities they need to have an understanding of their rights. School is responsible for promoting a rights-respecting environment and for developing and understanding that rights apply equally to everyone globally. Children should be given the opportunity to learn about the wider world and understand their responsibilities so that everyone can fulfill their rights.
What are we doing to promote a rights-respecting environment?
- Assemblies are teaching children their rights
- Children’s rights are displayed around school to help with understanding the articles
- Playground Charters have been agreed, designed and are in place around the school
- The language of respect and responsibility is used by everyone in school
- We show respect to our environment so that others in the future may have their rights.
- Participating in Unicef’s Day for change
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