November 1, 2017
by Mr Hepburn
At Towerbank we are starting on the journey towards the UNICEF Rights Respecting Schools’ Award (RRSA). Childrens’ rights, as described by the UN, will be used throughout the school to develop understanding of rights, and the acceptance of difference and diversity.
This blog will be used to show everyone our progress. Please scroll down to see how we are doing so far.
Parents – What does this mean for you? As we begin our journey you may find your children speaking more about their rights and how their actions can impact on other childrens’ rights. Please take a moment to read some of the rights below or use the link above to read more about the RRSA.
These rights include –
Article 1 – Everyone under 18 has these rights.
Article 2 – All children have these rights, no matter who they are, where they live, what their parents do, what language they speak, what their religion is, whether they are a boy or girl, what their culture is, whether they have a disability, whether they are rich or poor. No child should be treated unfairly on any basis.
Article 5 – Your family has the responsibility to help you learn to exercise your rights, and to ensure that your rights are protected.
Article 12 – You have the right to give your opinion, and for adults to listen and take it seriously.
Article 19 – You have the right to be protected from being hurt and mistreated, in body or mind.
Article 22 – You have the right to special protection and help if you are a refugee (if you have been forced to leave your home and live in another country), as well as all the rights in this Convention.
Article 23 – You have the right to special education and care if you have a disability, as well as all the rights in this Convention, so that you can live a full life.
Article 24 – You have the right to the best health care possible, safe water to drink, nutritious food, a clean and safe environment, and information to help you stay well.
Article 28 – You have the right to a good quality education. You should be encouraged to go to school to the highest level you can.
Article 29 – Your education should help you use and develop your talents and abilities. It should also help you learn to live peacefully, protect the environment and respect other people.
Article 31 – You have the right to play and rest.