Rights Respecting Schools
Brookburn is a Silver award UNICEF Rights Respecting school. A Rights Respecting school develops children’s voice and confidence and impacts positively on wellbeing, participation, relationships and self-esteem.
Together we will learn about children’s rights through a series of assemblies, lessons and whole school activities in order for this to become an integral part of our school ethos.
We are now working towards our Gold Award.
The Brookburn School Charter features 4 Articles that have been voted for by the children throughout school. These Articles were considered the most important and relevant and will be discussed and spoken about throughout school, from EYFS right up to Yr 6.
They underpin our behaviours, interactions and we’re passionate about their place at Brookburn school.
Article 2 states all children have rights, and individual children and young people shouldn’t be discriminated against regarding these rights.
This covers both direct and indirect discrimination.
Article 12 states that children still have the human right to have opinions and for these opinions to be heard and taken seriously. It says that the opinions of children and young people should be considered when people make decisions about things that involve them. Their opinions shouldn’t be dismissed out of hand on the grounds of age.
Article 28 states that children and young people have the right to education no matter who they are: regardless of race, gender or disability; if they’re in
detention, or if they’re a refugee.
Article 31 states that children and young people have the right to have fun in the way they want to, whether by playing sports, watching films, or doing something elseentirely. They have the right to rest, too.
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Unicef Team Presentation
more information regarding are Unicef work can be found here
"A Rights Respecting school develops children's voice and confidence and impacts positively on wellbeing, participation, relationships and self-esteem. "