A UNICEF UK Rights Respecting School is a community where children’s rights are learned, practices, respected, protected and promoted.
Together young people and the school community learn about children’s rights, putting them into practice every day. The Award is not just about what children do but also, importantly, what adults do. In Rights Respecting Schools children’s rights are promoted and realised, adults and children work towards this goal together.
There are four key areas of impact for children at a Rights Respecting school; wellbeing, participation, relationships and self-esteem.
The difference that a Rights Respecting School makes goes beyond the school gates, making a positive impact on the whole community.
- Children are healthier and happier
- Children feel safe
- Children have better relationships
- Children become active and involved in school life and the wider world
Meet Rory - Our Rights Respecting Mascot!
Above is our Rights Respecting Mascot Rory. We ran a competition to design a Rights respecting mascot and our school council chose the winner. Rory was designed by Sri.
School council chose Rory as he can ‘roar’ about children’s rights. You will see Rory in many different places linked to school life.