Dundonald Primary School aims to be a school where every aspect of a child is focused on and developed, including the area of well-being. As part of our school’s aims to promote a happy and successful school, we have achieved our Level 2 “Rights Respecting School” award. This is an award which is given to schools on behalf of UNICEF who successfully meet their criteria.
UNICEF is the world’s leading organisation working for children and their rights. In 1989, governments worldwide promised all children the same rights by adopting the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). These rights are based on what a child needs to survive, grow, participate and fulfil their potential.
The ‘Rights Respecting School’ award (RRSA) helps our pupils to grow into confident, caring and responsible young citizens both in school and within the wider community. By learning about their rights, our pupils also learn about the importance of respecting the rights of others i.e. their responsibilities.
Dundonald Primary School pupils are encouraged to reflect on how their behaviour and actions affect those around them, which allows us to build and maintain a positive and safe learning environment for all, both in the classroom and around the school site. As part of our RRSA journey, our school rules and expectations have been re-written to form charters, which outline expectations in the classroom.
Pupils in P1 will start to develop an understanding of their rights in school.
If you would like more information about the work of UNICEF or a Rights
Respecting School then please visit: www.unicef.org.uk/rrsa