Rights Respecting School Award
Bordesley Green Primary School have achieved the Silver Rights Respecting School accreditation, and are now aiming for their level 2 (Gold) Award.
The Rights Respecting School Award is a prestigious award given by UNICEF to schools that are committed to teaching children about the rights of all children, and encouraging children to participate and have a voice in how their schools and communities are run.
We have done lots of work in school to learn about the different rights children have and why they are important. Bordesley Green Primary school has a steering group, which includes adults and children . The steering group thinks about what to do to help everyone in the school community learn more about children's rights.
Our Rights Respecting Ambassadors are in all of our classrooms, and they help teachers highlight when rights are being discussed.
WHAT ARE CHILDREN'S RIGHTS AND WHY SHOULD WE LEARN ABOUT THEM?
The UNCRC is a docment agreed to by all countries around the world to help protect children. It tells us our rights as children.
"Rights" are things every child should HAVE or BE ABLE TO DO.
All Children have the same rights. These rights are listed in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Almost every country has agreed to these rights.
All the rights are connected to each other, and all are equally important.
Sometimes, we have to think about rights in terms of what is best for children in a situation, and what is critical to life and protection from harm.
As you grow, you have more responsibility to make choices and exercise you rights.
There are 54 individual rights of the child. To find out about each of them click here.
At the beginning of the school year, the children in each class discussed the indiviual rights of the child and identified the rights they thought were the most important within the classroom environment. Once they had selected their rights, each class created a Classroom Charter to be displayed in their rooms.
Check out some of our amazing Class Charter displays here.
If you would like to know more about the Rights Respecting School Award and the work of UNICEF click here or the Unicef logo below: