In February 2018, Stoneyholme Primary school was awarded the Bronze: Rights Committed award. This award acknowledges our dedication to ensuring that the rights of the child are seen as paramount to our schools community and ethos. As duty bearers, it is our responsibility to ensure that all children in our care are healthy, educated, listened to and treated fairly.
The next step in our journey is working towards achieving the Silver: Rights Aware award.
The Rights Respecting School award is an initiative put in place by UNICEF UK to encourage schools to embed the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) into the heart of the school’s policy, practice and ethos.
By becoming a Rights Respecting school, we aim to empower our children to go out into the world and make a difference to their lives, their community and the wider world. We strive to promote a happy, respectful environment which develops an understanding that everyone is equal and that their good actions and voice is important. Children are given opportunities to learn about their rights and encouraged to understand how to respect them to ensure everyone can enjoy their rights. We celebrate the talents and abilities of all our children and develop their ambitions to the fullest, so that they can make promising contributions within society. It is our ethos to ensure that our children grow up and act with integrity, know right from wrong and be lawful citizens.
We want our children to become proactive global citizens and to have respect for all living things on the planet. We want our children to recognise that they are part of an emerging world community, whose actions contribute to the building of the community’s beliefs and values. By developing our children’s understanding of what it means to be a global citizen, we hope they will be ready to take responsibility for global issues, support and nurture others and use their voice to speak out for the injustices around the world.
Why is it important to become a Rights Respecting School?
"So children have the respect that they need and a good life." - Amina
"To show that all children are equal and are treated fairly." - Malaika
"Everyone will become a responsible citizen and will make our world a better place." - Ihsan
"So children can get along." - Zakiya
"By duty bearers and children learning about rights, it makes us understand them and children will be proud." - Menaal
"We should follow rights, including duty bearers, so that everybody can respect the rights and treat each other fairly." - Brahampreet