What is the Award?
The Rights Respecting Schools Award is a Unicef UK programme that aims to put children’s rights at the heart of schools in the UK. We work with thousands of schools across the country to embed children’s rights in their ethos and culture to improve well-being and develop every child’s talents and abilities to their full potential.
Rights Respecting School @Marr
Since moving to our new accommodation in January, we have been busy discussing ways in which we can display the different resources and activities and information that we have about our Rights Respecting journey.
During March and April we will be busy updating our classroom displays to show off the school charter and ensure that everyone within the school knows what it is and why it is important for us.
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, or UNCRC, is the basis of all of Unicef's work.
These rights describe what a child needs to survive, grow, and live up to their potential in the world. They apply equally to every child, no matter who they are or where they come from. (UNICEF)
Working with our pupils, we have developed our Rights Respecting schools charter for Marr College.
All pupils were involved in discussion regarding the rights that we would like to prioritise for our school.
Each month our pupil group works to develop and create resources and displays for all of our monthly lessons in Tutor Time.