All children on this planet are born with 54 different Rights. UNICEF – the world’s leading Children’s Charity – have named these rights ‘Articles’. Children do not have to “earn” or “gain” these rights – they are theirs from birth; Article 1 – Everyone under the age of 18 has all the rights in the convention. You can find out about all 54 Rights here: https://www.unicef.org.uk/what-we-do/un-convention-child-rights/
At Trafalgar, we want to make sure every child knows their rights and ensure that we all act in a way that means ALL are able to receive these at all times; Article 3 – The best interests of the child must be a top priority in all decisions and actions that affect children.
To celebrate our dedication to this, we have been awarded by UNICEF the RRSA Silver Rights Aware Award – meaning UNICEF understand just how hard we work at Trafalgar to ensure every child’s rights are being met. Find out about the different awards that UNICEF grants schools here: https://www.unicef.org.uk/rights-respecting-schools/
Even more exciting is the fact that, this year, we were awarded the RRSA Silver Rights Aware Award - well done to all of our staff and students! However, we will not stop there, as you can expect to see more exciting opportunities and events in the next year as we aim for Gold!
Sports and Drama Clubs open to all.
Pupil Voice to give every child in the school a say:
Article 13 – Every child must be free to express their thoughts and opinions as long as it is within the law
Student Leadership Team Heads of House
Learning about different cultures:
Article 14 – Every child has the right to think and believe what they choose and to practice their own religions as long as they are not stopping others receiving their rights
Please feel free to contact the school’s RRSA link – Miss Davis (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any further ideas as to how YOUR child and their peers can learn more about the rights at school. If you would like to contribute to an event that links to the Rights of the Child – we would love to hear from you!