UNICEF – Rights Respecting Schools
St Augustine’s is working with UNICEF on their Rights Respecting Awards programme for schools. Using the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) UNICEF works with schools across the country. The Award recognises a school’s achievement in putting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child into practice within the school and beyond.
UNICEF works with schools to create safe and inspiring places to learn, where children are respected, their talents are nurtured and they are able to thrive. The Rights Respecting Schools Award embeds these values in daily school life and gives children the best chance to lead happy, healthy lives and to be responsible, active citizens.
Each week the programme focuses on some of the articles from the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). We will share these with you through the newsletter and discuss them with children in School. We want our children to understand their rights and to be aware of the importance of them in our
lives. The website is full of interesting information, please do take a look
Unicef Article of the week
The articles we will be talking to children about this week are:
Article 14 (freedom of thought, belief and religion)
Every child has the right to think and believe what they choose and also to practise their religion, as long as they are not stopping other people from enjoying their rights. Governments must respect the rights and responsibilities of parents to guide their child as they grow up.
Please look at the link below to see further information for you to discuss with your child.