Brookfields is a Unicef ‘Rights Respecting School’

Posted: Thursday 12th May 2016

Brookfields School is proud to have recently been awarded the ‘Unicef Recognition of Commitment’ towards the Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA).

The Unicef UK Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA) supports schools across the UK to embed children’s human rights in their ethos and culture. The award recognises achievement in putting the UN Convention on the Right of the Child (UNCRC) at the heart of a school’s practice to improve well-being and help all children and young people realise their potential.

The award is based on principles of equality, dignity, respect, non-discrimination and participation. The initiative started in 2006 and schools involved in the Award have reported a positive impact on relationships and well-being, leading to better learning and behaviour, improved academic standards and less bullying.

To learn more about the work of Unicef and the award, please see the link below:

Unicef Rights Respecting School

As part of this work a small group of pupils led a secondary assembly helping teach the rest of the secondary school about ‘Needs and Wants’. During the assembly there was a House quiz with Mrs Headland, Mrs Attra and Mrs Bernie representing the houses. The result of the inter-house quiz was a tie with everyone showing they could identify which statements were things we all need to survive and which were things we would like to have (our wants). The assembly finished with Mrs Headland presenting the group with a certificate celebrating the work they have achieved so far.

The students who have taken our Rights Respecting Schools forward are Stephen, Alfie, James, Clare, Luke, Grace, Tayla, Kiera and Thomas and we would like to thank them for their hard work and commitment!

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