At St Cuthbert’s RC Primary School we believe that each person is ‘unique, talented and loved by God. ’We aim to be a school where all aspects of the child can be developed, including the area of well-being.
As part of our school’s aims to promote a happy and successful school, we have just achieved recognition as a “Rights Respecting School”. This is an award which is given to schools on behalf of UNICEF.
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 (CRC). These rights are based on what a child needs to survive, grow, participate and fulfil their potential.
The ‘Rights Respecting School’ award (RRSA) will help 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, will also learn about the importance of respecting the rights of others. Our pupils already have some understanding of children’s rights in school and the wider world and at this stage we’d like to share some information with you.
Pupils really enjoyed learning the unicef right song, giving them a greater knowledge of their rights. This links to Article 42 below. Here are Year 5 watching a Unicef video clip about child poverty in the UK. This links to Article 27 below.
We are creating a new display to go at the main entrance. We are writing how, in school people respect children rights. We would like parents,grandparents,aunties,uncles or guardians to come and add to our display about how St Cuthbert’s respects children rights.
Our Rights Assembly January 2016
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If you would like more information about the work of UNICEF or a Rights Respecting School then please visit: www.unicef.org.uk/rrsa.