A Unicef UK Rights Respecting School is a community where children’s rights are learned, taught, practised, respected, protected and promoted.
Children, young people and the school community learn about children’s rights by putting them into practice every day. The Award is not just about what children do but also importantly what adults do – in Rights Respecting Schools, children’s rights are promoted and realised and adults and children work towards this together. Our adults work hard as Duty Bearers to ensure that all children’s Rights are met at all times.
At Mandale Mill, we are expanding the ways we promote Rights Respecting in our school. We achieved our Silver award in March 2017 and are currently working hard on trying to achieve our Gold.
We have committed to the Rights Respecting Convention, which sets out Articles that each child/young person is entitled to, such as a free good-quality primary education (Article 28) and the right to an identity (Article 7).
We also have a Steering Group, ran by Miss Blenkiron, who meet to promote rights within the school and make the best decisions for us as a community. We are also going to be working on projects within the community soon – look out for more information on this!