United Nations Rights Respecting School
WHAT IS A RIGHTS RESPECTING SCHOOL?
Unicef- Rights Respecting Schools Award
The Rights Respecting Schools Award puts children’s rights at the heart of schools in the UK.
Cale Green Primary School is proud to be working with UNICEF to create a safe and inspiring place to learn, where children are respected, their talents are nurtured and they are able to thrive. We have now been awarded the BRONZE award and are working towards the SILVER award.
UNICEF's Rights Respecting Schools Award embeds these values in daily school life and gives children the best chance to lead happy, healthy lives and to be responsible, active citizens.
Cale Green Primary School has selected 10 key rights to focus upon through assemblies, visitors, PSHE and all aspects of teaching and learning. These are:
- Article 2: ALL children have these rights. No child should be treated unfairly.
- Article 12: You have the right to give your opinion, and for adults to listen and take it seriously.
- Article 15: You have the right to choose your own friends and join or set up groups, as long as it isn’t harmful to others.
- Article 19: You have the right to be protected from being hurt and mistreated, in body or mind.
- Article 23: You have the right to special education and care if you have a disability.
- Article 24: You have the right to the best health care possible, safe water to drink, nutritious food, a clean and safe environment and information to help you stay well.
- Article 28: You have the right to a good quality education. You should be encouraged to go to school to the highest level you can.
- Article 29: Your education should help you use and your talents and abilities. It should also help you to protect the environment and respect other people.
- Article 30: You have the right to practice your own culture, language and religion- or any you choose.
- Article 27: You have the right to food, clothing, a safe place to live and have your basic needs met.