Rights Respecting Schools’ Award (RRSA)
At Towerbank we are starting on the journey towards the UNICEF Rights Respecting School’s Award . Children’s’ right, as described by the UN, will be used throughout the school to develop understanding of rights, and the acceptance of difference and diversity.
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.