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. These rights are based on what a child needs to survive, grow, participate and fulfil their potential.

The ‘Rights-Respecting School’ award will help our children to grow into confident, caring and responsible young citizens both in Allsorts and within the wider community. By learning about their rights our children also learn about the importance of respecting the rights of others i.e. their responsibilities.

We began by introducing this at Allsorts St. Augustine’s and then feed into the other setting. Allsorts Preschool and Out of School children are encouraged to reflect on how their behaviour and actions affect those around them, this allows us to build and maintain a positive and safe learning environment for all, both in the playrooms and around the school site.

We have chosen 3 of the Convention’s 42 articles, and we will be concentrating on a simplified version of these articles to suit the age and stage of our children. Click here for the full Convention on the Rights of the Child.

At Allsorts, we will be working with:

Article 24

All children have the right to clean water, good health care and a clean and safe environment.

Article 27

All children have the right to food, clothing and a safe place to live.

Article 31

All children have the right to relax and play.

Each half term we have a theme for Rights Respecting and provide activities to help the children understand these better, with thought to other children around the world.  The themes are:

  • Homes
  • Water
  • Food
  • Families
  • Play
  • Fairtrade