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UNICEF Rights Respecting School Award

 

As part of our school improvement plan for 2017-2018, we are working towards achieving Level 1 of the UNICEF Rights, Respecting School Award. We achieved Recognition of Commitment on 2nd February 2017 and have our Level 1 assessment date booked!

As part of our school improvement plan for 2017-2018, we are working towards the Unicef Rights Respecting Schools Award. 

 

What is the UNICEF UK Rights Respecting Schools Award?

The Unicef UK Rights Respecting School Award (RRSA) is based on the principles of equality, dignity, respect, non-discrimination and participation and at Holland House we are aiming for these principles to underpin our schools values and ethos. 

The RRSA seeks to put the United Nation’s Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) at the heart of a school’s ethos and culture to improve well-being and develop every child’s talents and abilities to their full potential.

A Rights Respecting School is a community where children’s rights are learned, taught, practised, respected, protected and promoted.

 

A Rights Respecting School is one where….

* Rights-respecting values underpin leadership and management.

* The whole school community learns about the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child.

* The school has a rights-respecting ethos.

* Children are empowered to become active citizens and learners.

 

At Holland House Infant School we believe the ‘Rights Respecting Schools’ Award (RRSA) will ensure our pupils grow into confident, caring and responsible young citizens, both in school and within the wider community. By learning about their rights they also learn about the importance of respecting the rights of others.

To find out more visit: http://www.unicef.org.uk/rights-respecting-schools/

Read more about the Convention on the Rights of the Child

Achieved 2nd February 2017

 The article this term is Article 19:

Article 19 (Protection from all forms of violence): Children have the right to be protected from being hurt and mistreated, physically or mentally.  Governments should ensure that children are properly cared for and protect them from violence, abuse and neglect by their parents or anyone else who looks after.

 

Class Gifts

As you will already be aware we are currently working towards the ‘Rights Respecting Level 1 Award’ after the successful achievement of our ’Recognition of Commitment’ last year. Holland House children decided to give ‘Inspired Gifts’ at Christmas to help children across the world in need of our support. The children from each class chose gifts from the website for Rights Respecting Schools. http://market.unicef.org.uk/inspired-gifts/

 

Starfish Nursery  

Emergency food supplies for malnourished children £35

Hats and gloves to keep 4 children warm £12

Seahorses           

Tetanus vaccines for 500 children £42.50

Lifesaving salts to treat 15 children £6

Turtles                 

Soap for hygiene and health £12

1000 pencils £20

Penguins

Measles vaccines for 20 children £11

5000 water purification tablets £18

Lifesaving salts to treat 15 children £6

High energy biscuits for hungry children £18

Lifesaving milk for 3 children £16

Puffins

Emergency food for malnourished children £35

5000 water purification tablets £18

Seals

5000 water purification tables £18

Measles vaccines for 20 children £11

Polio vaccines for 100 children £14

Lifesaving salts to treat 15 children £6

Dolphins

Polio vaccines for 200 children £28

Measles vaccines for 40 children £22

 

We are also purchasing a ‘School in a box’ to help educate 40 children and this will cost £155.

Thank you to everyone for your kind generosity.