Our Journey to becoming a Rights Respecting School

 

We are one of the thousands of schools across the country working with Unicef UK to put children's rights at the heart of everything we do.

What is the United Nations Convention on the Rights of a Child?

In 1989, governments across the world adopted the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), recognising that all children have the right to be treated with dignity and fairness, to be protected, to develop to their full potential and to participate. The Convention sets out the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights that everyone under 18 is entitled to. It says what countries must do to ensure that all children can enjoy their rights, regardless of who they are, or where they are from.

The United Nations General Assembly adopted the Convention in 1989 and it was ratified by the UK in 1991.It is the most widely adopted international human rights treaty. The Convention underpins all the work that Unicef does.

We have received our Record of Commitment and are now working towards Level1 of the Rights Respecting School Award, which recognises a school's achievement in putting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) into practice within the school, the local community and the world beyond.

Visit the Rights Respecting School Award website to find more information about the award,or view the display in the school foyer, which shows what being a Rights Respecting School means to and looks like in Diamond Hall Junior School.

Children have been learning about their rights by exploring the articles in the convention; learning through rights by using rights respecting language and behaviour and working for the rights of others, by campaigning and fund raising.

Please talk to your child about the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.They will have a lot to tell you!