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Our Rights Respecting School

Article of the month: October 2021. Every child has the right to relax and play.

On Thursday 5th November, 2020 we had our assessment day for the Silver Award - we passed with flying colours! We are very proud of this achievement as we believe that this important work prepares our children for a future as responsible, caring citizens. 


Unicef is the world’s leading organisation working for children and their rights. The Rights Respecting Schools Award is granted to schools that show commitment to promoting and realising children’s rights and encouraging adults, children and young people to respect the rights of others in school. Silver is given to schools that make excellent progress towards embedding the principles of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child into its ethos and curriculum.  There are over 1200 schools across England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales that have achieved Silver and over 500 schools that have been awarded Gold, the next step up and highest accolade granted by Unicef.

Our article for this half term is Article 3: Best interests of the child.

We have been working very hard towards our Silver Rights Respecting Schools Award and have been very busy - even during lockdown! 


We held a fantastic competition for all children to design a mascot for our school. All the children had the right to vote for their winner and we are very pleased to announce that Rosie was our winner with her brilliant Ronnie the Rights Respecting Rabbit design! Expect to see more of Ronnie throughout the year! 


Here is Rosie collecting her prize. 


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We are very proud to have been awarded 'Bronze- Rights Committed' Rights Respecting Schools Award.


This means that at St Mary's we learn all about children's rights not just in our country but the rights of children all around the world.


This half term we are focusing on Article 24: 


All children have the right to the best health.


Below are some documents that tell you more about Rights Respecting Schools: