Rights Respecting Education (RRE)
As of September 2017, we are pleased to announce that The Crescent has received the Rights Respecting School Level 2 Award. We are very proud of this award. Children understand their rights and are able to articulate these to each other. Below is some information about the UNICEF Rights of the Child.
UNICEF and the Rights Respecting School Award
UNICEF is the world’s leading organisation working for children and their rights. In 1989, governments worldwide promised all children the same rights by adopting the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (also known as articles). These rights are based on what a child needs to survive, grow, participate and fulfil their potential.
The ‘Rights-Respecting School’ award has helped our pupils to grow into confident, caring and responsible young citizens both in school and within the wider community. By learning about their rights our pupils, your children, are also learning about the importance of respecting the rights of others. The Crescent Primary School pupils are encouraged to reflect on how their behaviour and actions affect those around them, this allows us to build and maintain a positive and safe learning environment for all, both in the classroom and around the School site.
As part of our work towards RRSA and in consultation with pupils and staff at all levels, our school rules and expectations have been re-written to form charters, for expectations of rights. Pupils have already discussed and created their own class charters; they have gained an understanding of their rights. The children have already been experiencing the values of the articles through Anti-Bullying Week, Friendship Weeks, assemblies and through visitors.
The children have received a copy of the articles. Please spend a few minutes discussing them at home.
If you would like more information about the work of UNICEF or a Rights Respecting School please visit the following website.