UNICEF Rights Respecting Schools
We are a Rights Respecting School
At Levendale Primary School we have been working hard to raise awareness of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child across the entire school through working towards Unicef’s Rights Respecting Award.
Children and young people and the school community learn about children’s rights by putting them into practice every day.
For further information on The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the work carried out by Unicef you can visit www.unicef.org.uk
What is a Rights Respecting School?
The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is a human rights treaty that underpins all of the work carried out by Unicef, the world’s leading organisation working for children and their rights. Unicef work with families, local communities, partners and governments in more than 190 countries to help every child to survive and thrive. The CRC sets out the rights of every person under 18 and how those rights should be met. These include:
- The right to good quality health care, clean water and nutritious food
- The right take part in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities
- The responsibility of governments to protect children from dangerous work that might harm their health or education.
Rights Respecting School Award
The Award is not just about what children do but also importantly what adults do. In Rights Respecting Schools, children’s rights are promoted and realised and adults and children work towards this together. The award is gained through a structured journey of achieving bronze, silver and gold awards.
Being a Right’s Respecting School, we want the children of Levendale to know that they are an important part of making the world a better place, starting with their immediate environment.
A whole school approach is taken to place children’s rights at the heart of our school policies, practice and values. The desired impact of this is that children:
- Feel happier in themselves
- Become active and engaged citizens
- Know how to feel safe in school
- Develop supportive and respectful relationships towards peers and adults