Rights Respecting School/Hawl y Plentyn
Article 2 - All children have these rights no matter what!
Rights Respecting School Award
At Pembrey CP School we believe that a child’s wellbeing is at the heart of their education. We are proud to be a Rights Respecting School. The Rights Respecting Schools Award is a programme run by UNICEF that aims to put children’s rights at the centre of education in the UK. This involves embedding children’s rights into the ethos and culture of the school in order to improve the pupils’ wellbeing.
Here at Pembrey we have achieved Level 1 status and very much hope to maintain and further develop our Rights Respecting School ethos in order to attain our Level 2 award in the future.
‘A Rights Respecting School teaches children and young people that they have rights under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. From this starting point they also learn their responsibility to respect others' rights in all relationships in the community.' (UNICEF)
Please click the link below if you would like further information.
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child can be found here:
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This is displayed in every class in our school for easy reference for staff and pupils.
Right of the Month
During the year through Personal, Social and Emotional (PSE) class activities, events and assembly themes, our children will learn that:
- They have rights and that they should be informed of those rights.
- They should be helped to exercise and enforce their rights.
- Those rights should lead to responsible actions.
In addition children will benefit from
- Improved self esteem and well being.
- Improved behaviour and relationships.
- Enhanced moral understanding and support for Global justice.
- Positive attitudes towards diversity in society.
We have carefully chosen a ‘Right of the Month’ according to the time of year.
Below is a list of our ‘Rights of the Month’ for your information.
September - Article 28 - The right to learn and go to school
October - Article 6 - The right to a life and to grow up to be
November - Article 19 - The right not to be harmed and to be looked after and be kept safe
December - Article 14 - The right to follow your own religion
January - Article 29 - The right to become the best you can be
February - Article 27 - The right to a good standard of living
March - Article 7 - The right to a name and nationality
April - Article 24 - The right to good food and water and to see a doctor if you are ill
May - Article 15 - The right to meet with friends and join groups and clubs
June - healthy Article 12 - The right to say what you think should happen and be listened to
July - Article 31 - The right to relax and play
We held a whole school competition to design a Rights Respecting School Mascot for Pembrey. This will be displayed throughout the school wherever the children’s rights and articles are displayed.
The winner of the competition was 'Rina Rights Respecting Rainbow' designed by Dion Protheroe in Year 6, llongyfarchion!