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Rights Respecting Schools Award

We are Rights Committed!

 

 

We have achieved our bronze award for the Unicef Rights Respecting School award. This means that we have shown a commitment to learning about the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and encouraging an atmosphere of equality, dignity, respect, non-discrimination and participation.

 

Watch this space for more information on how we are working towards the silver award and what our Rights Respecting Team are up to.

 

Our children found out about the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and we talked about Article 31 - The Right to Play. 

 

 

November 2018: Staff at Lyndon Green Juniors have been learning about the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

 

The CRC consists of 54 articles and outlines the fundamental, inalienable rights of every child. The key provisions are: the right to a childhood (including protection from harm), the right to be educated (including all girls and boys completing primary school), the right to be healthy (including having clean water, nutritious food and medical care), the right to be treated fairly (which includes changing laws and practices that discriminate against children) and the right to be heard (which includes considering children's views). Teaching children and young people about the CRC means that they can find out about the legal and human rights and responsibilities that underpin society.

 

In our staff meeting we looked at a summary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. You can find out more on the Unicef website on the link below:

 

https://www.unicef.org.uk/what-we-do/un-convention-child-rights/

 

April 2019 - Rights Respecting School Team take part in the Great British Clean Up!

 

Article 24 states that all children have the right to a clean and safe environment so our Rights Respecting Team spent Friday morning at Oaklands park with the MP for Yardley, Jess Phillips. They did a great job helping to pick up rubbish and dispose of it carefully making a nicer environment for everyone in the local area. Well done team!

 

April 2019 - Rights team working hard to display the right posters around school

 

Today the team worked hard to decide where around school we should display our rights posters. This means that all of our pupils can read these as they move around the building and learn about their rights.

April 2019 - Back to School!

Parents will receive this newsletter telling them all about the Rights Respecting School Award. Don't hesitate to contact us if you would like further information on how your child will be involved in this exciting initiative.

   

 

 

This morning we had an assembly where we heard about the rights and talked about some of the activities that we would be doing in school. Some of the rights are now displayed around school and the children have been asked to look out for them. The Rights Respecting Reps suggested where they should be displayed and why.

 

In assembly, we also heard about some exciting new playground equipment that will be available at lunchtimes. The children themselves suggested what equipment they would like to see outside - this links with Article 12 - You have the right to give your opinion. We talked about the importance of looking after the equipment and using it sensibly so as not to stop others accessing their right to play (Article 31).

May 2019 - We are learning about rights!

 

Year three children have been spotting rights in action and matching them with the Articles.

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