Rights Respecting Schools

We are proud to be joining businesses worldwide to show support for World Children’s Day today. We will be flying a blue flag, alongside Edinburgh Castle for their ‘go blue’ campaign.

Unicef comments: “This year is extra special as it marks 30 years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child – 30 years of child rights that have helped transform children’s lives around the world.”

Children’s Rights are at the heart of our school, as pupils are actively involved in decision making through regular attendance at Senior Leadership and Governors’ Meetings. Rights education is a key part of the Citizenship programme and the Rights Respecting Schools (RSS) Group meet regularly to consider how to promote children’s rights and are also part of UNICEF’s youth panels which discuss the progression of the RRS Award, of which we are recognised as a Gold Rights Respecting School.

To raise further awareness for this important cause, our registration classes have also made paperchains, displaying the rights which matter most to them. These paperchains will be showcased around the school for everyone to read.