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Duneane Primary School

Rights Respecting School

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

In Duneane we are currently working towards achieving our Silver Award for Rights Respecting School with our learning partners Moneynick Primary. Each month we consider a different article and ensure the rights are being taught through our classroom practice and our key school events. 

5 February will be Safer Internet Day. This will provide the children with the chance to consider Article 17 as children have the right to access information on TV, radio and through the internet. 

In January the children in Key Stage 2 are learning about Victorian times. They were very surprised to learn that children are working in other parts of the world. They produced posters which they shared with the younger pupils to highlight their plight of children who are forced to work and can not attend school.  Article 32  

Article 19 of the UNCRC states that children have the right to be protected and to be safe from violence, abuse and neglect. The school has also been registered as a Safe Place, in partnership with Women's Aid as we have a zero tolerance to any type of violence towards children, women or men.

Our shared lessons in Term 1 focussed on PDMU and through working with Moneynick and our own Christmas Carol performance we focussed on Article 14. This states that all children have the right to practise their own religion. 

Anti Bullying was held in November. We focused on our key adults in school as we are part of the NSPCC Keeping Safe programme. Article 34 explains that grownups should protect you. 

During the month of October we took part in World Children's Day and the World's Largest Lesson. This gave our Rights Respecting work a Global dimension as we learnt about the plight of refugees. This highlighted Article 22 which states that refuges have the right to special protection. 

In October we renewed our class charters and all children understand how they have a right to an education (article 28) and how they can respect this right. 

In September we focussed on article 12 as the children took up key roles within school. These give them the opportunity to give their opinions and make decisions about things with affect them.  We held our Student Council, Eco Council Elections, or School Safety Officers and House Captains. 

Latest news- January 2018 We have been awarded Recognition of Commitment, the first official step to UNICEF UK’s Rights Respecting Schools Award!

 

We are now beginning to work towards achieving the Level 1 Award. 'A rights-respecting school is a community where children’s rights are learned, taught, practised, respected, protected and promoted. Young people and the school community learn about children’s rights by  putting them into practice every day.' (Unicef Rights Respecting School Award. )


  Each of our classes have been very busy learning about their rights. The children in each class  are now  aware of their rights and have looked at how some children around the world are not so fortunate to be able to have some of their rights met.

 

https://www.unicef.org.uk/rights-respecting-schools

 

News

25th Jan 2019
Duneane Primary School Student Council- Cool Kids and the Children’s Champions...
 
 
 
23rd Jan 2019
We have recently been named a Safe Place through work we have completed with Women's...
 
 
 
2nd Dec 2018
Pupil Power During their recent trip to Parliament Buildings the pupils raised concerns...