Respecting Children's Rights
Kingshott is a proud advocate of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and has won a Silver Award that acknowledges and recognises our ongoing work in putting children's rights into practice within the school and beyond.
UNICEF UK works with schools to create safe and inspiring places to learn, where children are respected, their talents are nurtured and they are able to thrive. At Kingshott we embed these values into our daily school life, giving children the best chance to lead happy, healthy lives and to be responsible, active citizens.
The children all learn about the rights of the child and discuss how this links to equality, diversity and inclusion across the globe. The UNICEF committee are active participants as ambassadors for UNICEF within the school.
Previous activities at Kingshott have included:
- Our UNICEF Ambassadors visited Reception children to talk about The Rights of the Child. The Reception children listened to a story called Lubna and Pebble by Wendy Meddour and Daniel Egneus. The story is about the power of friendship: Lubna’s best friend is a pebble. The Ambassadors then helped all the Reception children decorate their own pebbles and these have been left in strategic places around the school grounds – so please do look out for them!
- Our UNICEF pupil ambassadors have also led a fun filled workshop of activities that enabled the children in Reception to Year 2 to learn more about what makes them unique and how we can celebrate their uniqueness. The pupils created ‘paper dolls’ of themselves which will be displayed in the Pre Prep entrance. The UNICEF ambassadors also assisted the children in filming short clips about what makes them unique.
- Dozens of new books have also been purchased for the youngest children at Kingshott to read - which focus on themes that celebrate uniqueness, children’s rights, kindness and friendship.
What is The Rights Respecting Schools Award?
The Rights Respecting Schools Award puts children’s rights at the heart of schools in the UK.
The UK Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF UK) works with schools in the UK to create safe and inspiring places to learn, where children are respected, their talents are nurtured and they are able to thrive. At Kingshott we embed these values into our daily school life, giving children the best chance to lead happy, healthy lives and to be responsible, active citizens.
Using the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) as our guide, Kingshott has worked towards achieving both the Bronze and then the Silver Award. The Awards we have gained recognises our school’s achievement so far in this journey in putting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child into practice within the school and beyond.
Find out more about UNICEF RRSA
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