Rights Respecting at Wessington Primary School

At Wessington Primary School we take children’s rights very seriously, that is why we are working with UNICEF to become a Rights Respecting School.

The Rights Respecting School Award

We have recently been awarded the silver Rights Respecting School Award!! But more than just that we are aiming to build a rights respecting ethos in our school. “The difference that a Rights Respecting School makes goes beyond the school gates, making a positive impact on the whole community!” we want to implement this within our whole school community to celebrate everyone’s rights and respect each other.

The Award

There are four key areas of impact for children at a Rights Respecting school; wellbeing, participation, relationships and self-esteem.

What does this mean in our school?

To become a mighty rights school we have set up a mighty rights team to be in charge of teaching other children/staff about the award. The mighty rights team meet every week after school to plan how they will teach other children about the rights, they learn lots about children’s rights and they learn about helping others to receive them.

In our school, we focus on teaching children about their rights; helping children to have their rights and become global helpful citizens to help other children around the world. The children are very respectful of each other and use their rights to help their peers.

We also have a lot of displays around school, especially on our ‘Safety Street’ which are all linked to the articles in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child document.

What sort of things will my child do?

In school, children will take part in lots of fundraising activities to help children in the wider community and children in their own school. Examples of this are, Children in Need day, Red Nose day, and Jeans for genes day etc.

They will learn about the rights, through the rights and for the rights. We have assemblies explaining the different rights and we sing songs all about them.

In the classroom, we talk about rights and all classes have a classroom charter that is linked to rights.

In our school, we focus on teaching children about their rights; helping children to have their rights and become global helpful citizens to help other children around the world. The children are very respectful of each other and use their rights to help their peers.