Rights Respecting Schools

 

We are a Bronze Rights Respecting School. At St Paul’ls we have achieved accreditation, awarded by Unicef, showing that we are committed to learning about our rights and responsibilities. In 1989, many world leaders came together to agree upon 54 Rights Of The Child. They also agreed to protect and fulfil children’s rights, by adopting an international legal framework – the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNRC).

All the classes at St Paul’s have been busy building their Class Charters  outside classrooms, agreeing which rights they think are important to their class and acknowledging the responsibilities that come with them. There have been lots of discussions in classes, about the difference between needs and wants in our lives and talks about what rights children are legally entitled to. Classes around school have chosen to display this in many different ways. Below are some of the examples you can see around the corridors.

We continue to highlight and discuss on a daily basis about the range of rights that children have access to, empowering them so make responsible and good choices throughout their day.

This year we will be working towards beginning our Silver award.