Children and young people can raise their achievement at school and improve the quality of their own and their families’ lives if they learn exactly what their rights and responsibilities are according to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and how to use this understanding as a guide to living.
Children and young people will know how to go about making informed decisions and become confident, active citizens if this rights / responsibilities guide to living is introduced at an early age and is reinforced throughout school life.
UNICEF’s Rights Respecting School Award is an effective way of inspiring and supporting schools who want to provide children and young people with a rights-respecting guide to living.
Helping You Understand
UNCRC – United Nations Convention on the Rights of a Child
RRS – Rights Respecting School
RRSA – Rights Respecting School Award
UNICEF – United Nations International Childrens Emergency Fund
The UN Convention on the Rights of a Child outlines 45 Articles that cover a wide spectrum of rights. Ranging from the right to have a name (Article 8) through to the right of a refugee child (Article 22). At Hermitage Park children will be informed of all their rights and where appropriate studies of these rights will take place either at a school-wide, or class, level. Please find information regarding all the articles below.
For Your Information
To help you understand a little more about Rights Respecting Schools we have included some helpful video clips. We hope you find them helpful.