Prestolee Primary School

Rights Respecting Group

UNICEF is the world’s leading organisation working for children and their rights. In 1989, governments worldwide promised all children the same rights by adopting the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). As a school, we are working together towards achieving the Bronze Award for our rights-respecting work, which is the first step along the process.

What is a rights respecting school?

A rights respecting school puts the United Nations Convention on the Rights of a Child (UNCRC) at the heart of everything we do. Together young people and the school community learn about children’s rights, putting them into practice every day. These rights are based on what a child needs to survive, grow, participate and fulfil their potential. The ‘Rights Respecting School’ award (RRSA) will help our pupils to grow into confident, caring and responsible young citizens both in school and within the wider community. By learning about children’s rights, not only the pupils but also the adults learn about the importance of respecting the rights of others.

Our core aim as a rights respecting school is to promote the values of respect, dignity and non-discrimination. By doing so, children’s self-esteem and well-being is boosted and they are then less likely to suffer with stress. A child who understands their rights is empowered to make informed decisions about their learning, health and well-being. 

Our school is excited to begin our journey towards becoming a rights respecting school with our Rights Respecting Steering Group leading the way. The group is working alongside adults within school to make strategic decisions about how the award is implemented.

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Meet our Rights Respecting Steering Group!