We are a SILVER Rights Respecting School – Rights Aware
This means that at Longsight Community Primary we are constantly finding ways to ensure children’s rights are promoted and valued, each member of the school family, ranging from the office to into the classroom to the staff working in the school building, we are always trying to encourage the children to acknowledge their rights and raise the profile of these rights into their local and wider community.
The UNICEF UK Rights Respecting School Award (RRSA) is based on principles of equality, dignity, respect, non-discrimination and participation. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is based on an analysis of what all children need in order to thrive.
Ensuring all children’s’ needs are being met to enable them,
- To survive as a fit and healthy person.
- To be protected from harm and abuse.
- To develop physically, mentally and socially.
- To participate as an active citizen.
Children’s Rights and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
Children’s rights are central to all aspects of the Rights Respecting School Award
UNICEF aims to promote children’s rights in schools through the RRSA in two ways: by supporting schools to ensure that rights are embedded in their ethos and policy-making; and by offering resources and activities to ensure that children and young people can learn about children’s rights in the classroom and beyond.
Teaching children about the Convention of the Rights of the Child means that they can find out about the legal and human rights and responsibilities that underpin society. By learning about the Convention, children can discover that:
These rights are :-
Universal – Rights are for all children and young people across the world.
Inherent – All humans are born with rights
Indivisible – No right is more important than another. They are a whole package and interlinked.
Inalienable – You cannot give them away or sell them and no one can take them away from you.
Unconditional – They are not a reward and not dependent on a responsibility or performing an action to get them. They are universal and for everyone equally.
We hope soon to achieve the Gold Award. Our focus is to help our children learn ABOUT THE RIGHTS, learn THROUGH THE RIGHTS, and FOR THE RIGHTS.