Twynholm Primary School

Expanding our minds – Discovering our potential

September 20, 2023
by Dr Connor

We are a Rights Respecting School

The Rights Respecting Schools Award puts children’s rights at the heart of school life in the UK.

Article 29 (goals of education)

A person smiles beside a poster showing someone turning from themselves to a sparkly, confident version of themselves. A list of steps for how this can happen is laid out below.

I have the right to an education which develops my personality, respect for others’ rights and the environment

Article 29 of the UNCRC says that a child or young person’s education should help their mind, body and talents be the best they can. It should also build their respect for other people and the world around them. In particular, they should learn to respect:

  • their rights and the rights of others
  • their freedoms and the freedoms of others
  • their parents
  • the identity, language and values of countries— including their own.

Education should prepare children and young people for a responsible life in a free society. It should teach them how to live in an understanding and tolerant way that is non-violent and that respects the environment.

For more information follow this link: UNCRC Articles



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