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Rights Respecting Schools
What is a Rights Respecting School?
At John Perryn School, we are working towards achieving the UNICEF Rights Respecting Schools Award. UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund) is the organisation working specifically for children and their rights. Its mission is to campaign for the protection of children's rights in order to meet children's basic need and empower them to realise their full potential.
UNICEF UK believes that these values should be embedded in the ethos and curriculum of our schools, and provides a framework in order to do this. This is the purpose of the RRSA (Rights Respecting School Award). In a rights respecting school, children learn about their rights and responsibilities. Children learn to associate rights with needs and distinguish between their rights and 'wants'. They learn that if they have rights, they need to respect the rights of others.
Why are children learning about their rights at school?
What is meant by 'rights'?
What about children's respect for the rights of others?
a better understanding of what it means to have rights and responsibilities
a more positive attitude to school
better relationships with their classmates and teachers
an increased awareness of how to be a global citizen
How does teaching about children's rights fit in with the aims of the school?
How can parents support their child to learn about the UNCRC at home?
Take the time to ask your child about what he/she has learnt recently about rights and responsibilities.
Discuss how your family can promote respect for rights, or help those whose rights have been denied.
Ask your child's opinion on children's rights.
Use rights and responsibility language with your children.
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