Hello, we (pictured above) are writing to you to tell everyone about something exciting that we’re helping with this year.
We are the children who have been elected to represent each class at school council. We have also volunteered to join the Right’s Respecting League with some of the adults from school.
This means we are helping to tell everyone at school about the Right’s Respecting School Award (RRSA). The award is led by a group called UNICEF, the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund. UNICEF works hard to help children and families all over the world. It works hard to ensure that all children can enjoy their rights.
We will all be learning more about our rights and how they can not be taken away from us. UNICEF created the United Nations Conventions on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). This document has 54 articles which outline all of the rights that a child has.
The Rights focus on these 5 areas:
- The right to an education
- The right to be healthy
- The right to a childhood
- The right to be treated fairly
- The right to be heard
We decided to work towards becoming a Right’s Respecting School because we want our school to be the best it can be for everyone. We want all of the children and adults at our school to know about these rights and to understand how to respect each other’s rights.
Taking part in this award will help us to think even more about other children in school as well as all over the world. We’ll be thinking about how our actions and words can affect others too. This supports our Sunshine Six Christian Values.
This week we are leading some assemblies in school to tell everyone about this award. We hope that you start to spot thins around school and on out website soon that will tell you more about the RRSA – your children can start to tell you things about it too!
The Right’s Respecting League