UNICEF Rights Respecting School 🌍
2023 - 2024
Beginning our journey to Silver - Rights Aware
We returned to school ready to begin our journey to Silver. Over the first few weeks, all classes and Forest School have been busy creating their class charters.
2022 - 2023
The start of our journey!
In the Autumn term of 2022, the children in Pupil Voice decided that they wanted to do something to positively improve the lives of all children in our school. After lots of searching, they came across UNICEF and their Rights Respecting Schools Awards. They did some research and asked Mrs Davies and Mr Arthur if we could work for this. The answer was yes!
What is a RRSA School?
On the 20th November 1989, the world made a set of promises for every child on earth. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child is an international statement of all those promises. UNICEF protects and promotes those rights.
These rights try to make sure that every child is healthy, educated, treated fairly and listened to. They also make sure that all children are protected from violence, abuse and exploitation.
“Rights” are things every child should have or be able to do. All children have the same rights. These rights are listed on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
A rights Respecting School is a community where children’s rights are learned, taught, practised, respected, protected and promoted.
RRSA School Steering Group
We have a Rights Respecting School Steering Group, that work to ensure every member of our school community is aware of children’s rights.
Our Steering Group is represented by children from years 3, 4, 5 and 6. The purpose of the Steering Group is to provide a voice for the children of Guardian Angels. They meet regularly and are proactive in improving life for children in the school by raising concerns that have arisen from discussions with others in school. We respect the views and contributions made by our school Steering Group and aim to use these to make improvements to the school whenever possible. The school Steering Group also work closely with the children in the Gift Team and Mini Vinnies, to identify local, national and global issues that are important to them and trying to help.
Introducing the RRSA to all children in our school
On Thursday 2nd March, all children in the school completed a workshop on wants and needs, led by the members of Pupil Voice and Mrs Hodcroft. They discussed which things are wants and which are needs. This led to some very interesting discussion.
Following this, the children were told about the journey we will all be going on to achieve our RRSA bronze Award.