Here at Four Elms we have been working on becoming a Rights Respecting School. We have received a recognition of commitment from UNICEF and are now working towards our Level One.
Our Rights Respecting Ambassadors were voted for by the school as they show the essential qualities necessary for carrying out such a prestigious role. Our ambassadors have organised a Rights Respecting week, where the whole school learnt about our school rights and also invited parents in for a coffee and cake afternoon to teach them all about the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).
Although there are 54 articles in the UNCRC we as a school have chosen several that we want to focus on. These are:
Article 2 (Non-discrimination) All children have rights
Article 12 (Respect for the views of the child) The right to be heard
Article 14 (freedom of thought, belief and religion) The right to follow your own religion
Article 19 (Protection from violence, abuse and neglect) The right to be safe
Article 24 (health and health services) The right to be healthy
Article 28/29 (right to an education and goals of education) The right to learn and be the best that you can be
Article 31 (leisure, play and culture) The right to play and relax