Kinnoull Primary School

Kinnoull Primary School

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Rights Respecting Schools Group

31/8/17

Currently, we are developing our school charter which details the expected behaviour from pupils and staff to ensure all children's rights are realised.

We are also starting to look at the Food Bank and the Shoebox Appeal to help others realise their rights locally and globally.

Introduction

Teaching children and young people about the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) means that they can find out about the legal and human rights that underpin society. By learning about the Convention, children and young people in the UK can discover that:

  • They have rights
  • They should be informed about their rights
  • They should be helped to exercise their rights
  • They should be able to enforce their rights
  • There should be a community of interest to advocate young people’s rights

These tenets of the UNCRC are true for children and young people worldwide, making the Convention an excellent starting point for understanding global citizenship.