Rights Respecting School
Two Gates is a UNICEF Rights Respecting school which means that the children are taught through the curriculum about the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. The convention says what governments must do so that children grow as healthy as possible, can learn at school, receive protection, have their views listened to and are treated fairly. The children learn about the 42 Articles through their learning in all areas of the curriculum and this is planned for carefully to build on prior experiences and knowledge.
What is the Rights Respecting School Award?
The Rights Respecting School Award (RRSA) is an initiative run by UNICEF to support schools to embed the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child into their everyday working lives. Pupils are taught about the rights of children and these rights are then practiced, protected, respected and promoted as part of Two Gates policies and practice. Pupil's views are represented on the RRSA committe by one child from each stage of the school. They work closely with Miss Freer to develop the RRSA across the school. Each class has created a 'Class Charter' based on the rights and acts as promise that children and adults have made to make sure everyone has their rights. A playground and dinner hall charter have been made too. This means that all members of the school community are aware of what is expected of them.
To ensure that everyone at Two Gates is………we have an article of the month. We will learn about this article during assembly and through the SMSC learning which is woven through our curriculum. The article of the month is displayed on our RRS display in the hall.
September - 28
You have the right to a good quality education. You should be encouraged to go to school to the highest level you can.
October - 24
You have the right to the best health care possible, safe water to drink, nutritious food, a clean and safe environment, and information to help you stay well.
November - 38
You have the right to protection and freedom from war. Children under 15 cannot be forced to go into the army or take part in war.
December - 14
You have the right to choose your own religion and beliefs.
January - 29
Your education should help you use and develop your talents and abilities. It should also help you learn to live peacefully, protect the environment and respect other people.
February - 13
Freedom of expression- You have the right to find out things and share what you think with others, by talking, drawing, writing or in any other way unless it harms or offends other people.
March - 2
ALL children have these rights, no matter who they are, where they live, what their parents do, what language they speak, what their religion is, whether they are a boy or a girl, what their culture is, whether they have a disability, whether they are rich or poor. No child should be treated unfairly on any basis.
April - 6
You have the right to be alive.
May - 7
You have the right to a name and this should be officially recognised by the Government. You have the right to a nationality (to belong to a country).
June - 19
You have the right to be protected from being hurt and mistreated, in body or mind.
You have the right to special protection and help if you are a refugee(if you have been forced to leave your home and live in another country), as well as all the rights in this Convention.
July - 31
You have the right to relax and play
RRSA Charity Work
As a Rights Respecting School we have worked really hard to raise money for a variety of charities. Here is some information about what we have done:
Harvest 2015 - For our Harvest festival celebrations this year, we asked for donations of food to help children and adults in need in our local community. We donated and incredible amount of food to Foodbank and they were incredibly grateful for all of your donations.
May 2015 - Bring a pound day for NepalFollowing the devastating earthquakes in Nepal, children were asked to bring a donation to help UNICEF’s relief efforts in Nepal. Thank you so much for your generosity supporting this cause.
Please see our Rights Respecting leaflet...