UNICEF

We are a Rights Respecting School Level 1. This means that we put the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) at the heart of the school’s planning, policies, practice and ethos.

The UNCRC sets out a child’s rights to:

  • Survive and have good health
  • Be protected from any form of abuse
  • Develop their talents and skills
  • Participate in the world to which they belong

A Rights Respecting School not only teaches about children’s and human rights but also models rights and respect in all its relationships, whether between pupils and teachers, or between pupils.

 

My right to learn

By Robert Prouty

I do not have to earn
The right to learn.
It’s mine.
And if because
Of faulty laws
And errors of design,
And far too many places where
Still far too many people do not care –
If because of all these things, and more,
For me, the classroom door,
With someone who can teach,
Is still beyond my reach,
Still out of sight,
Those wrongs do not remove my right.
So here I am. I too
Am one of you
And by God’s grace,
And yours, I’ll find my place.
We haven’t met.
You do not know me yet
And so
You don’t yet know
That there is much that I can give you in return.
The future is my name
And all I claim
Is this: my right to learn.

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