Rights Respecting Schools
Wheelock Primary aims to be a school where children’s rights are at the heart of our ethos and culture, to improve well-being and to develop every child’s talents and abilities to their full potential. We are very pleased to announce that we have been awarded the first stage of Unicef UK’s Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA), Bronze: Rights Committed.
We are always striving to create the best possible learning environment for our children at Wheelock. Achieving this award shows that we are committed to promoting and realising children’s rights and encouraging adults, children and young people to respect the rights of others in school.
As our Rights Respecting whole-school event draws near (Tuesday 5th July), we have a great list of confirmed volunteers excited to share their work with our children. This includes representatives from:
Information Commisioners Offices,
Cheshire East Children's Fosterig Services,
Cheshire Youth Engagement Team,
Youth Justice Service,
Cheshire East Drug and Alcohol Team,
Cheshire Without Abuse,
Volunteers will be talking to the children and completing activities about the rights that they ensure children recieve and the work that their team does. This day will focus broadly around health and wellbeing, discrimination, safety, children's voice, mental wellbeing and support.
If you would like more information regarding this event, or wish to offer to join us on this day, please contact email@example.com .
What is a Rights Respecting School?
There are three strands to the Rights Respecting School Award: teaching about rights, teaching through rights and teaching for rights. Furthermore, the award is underpinned by four principles:
2. Commitment to the best interests of the child
3. The right to life, survival and development
4. Respect for the views of the child
Unicef is the world’s leading organisation working for children and young people and their rights. In 1989, governments across the world agreed that all children have the same rights by adopting the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). These rights are based on what a child needs to survive, grow, participate and fulfil their potential.
Wheelock Primary pupils will learn about their rights by putting them into practice every day. A Rights Respecting School models rights and respect in all its relationships.
You can find out more about the Convention on the Rights of the Child by visiting: www.unicef.org.uk/rrsa
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child
Weekly Articles- activities for home
Well done to Leah, Aaliyah and Amber who won the anti-racism competition. These three girls designed fantastic t-shirts promoting anti-racism. Their designs are displayed on the new Rights Respecting Schools display board in the school entrance corridor. Enjoy yourprizes girls!
Thanks to Mia and Hollie for your video showing you enjoying article 31: your right to access to play, rest, culture and arts. The video link is available on the newsletter.
Don't for get to check back here regularly to find the latest powerpoint containing an activities linked to Articles from the CRC. If you complete an activity, please pass it to your class teacher. A winner will be chosen from all entries to receive a Rights Respecting Schools certificate.