UNICEF Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA)
At Gilmerton Primary School we are working towards achieving the UNICEF Rights Respecting Schools Recognition of Achievement. The UNICEF UK Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA) is based on principles of equality, dignity, respect, non- discrimination and participation. The RRSA seeks to put the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child at the heart of a school’s ethos and culture to improve well-being and develop every child’s talents and abilities to their full potential. 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.
How can parents support their child to learn about the Convention at home?
- Take the time to ask your child what he/she has learnt recently regarding children’s rights and responsibilities.
- Discuss the ideas learned in class, and try to think of examples from your own experiences, or from the media, of rights being respected or denied.
- Model and use rights and responsibility language with your children.
- Discuss how your family can promote respect for rights, or help those whose rights have been denied.
- Ask your child’s opinion on children’s rights.