Darrick Wood Junior School

Rights Respecting Schools

Darrick Wood Junior School is committed to upholding the children's rights as set out in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

The school is a registered member of the UN Rights Respecting Schools programme and seeks to promote a better understanding of the rights of the child amongst all members of the school community by adopting a rights respecting ethos and ensuring that rights respecting principles underpin all aspects of the school's provision.

www.unicef.org.uk/Education/Rights-Respecting-Schools-Award

www.unicef.org.uk/UNICEFs-Work/Our-mission/UN-Convention

Darrick Wood Junior School RRS Level 1 Award

RIGHTS GO HAND IN HAND WITH RESPONSIBILITIES

little_book_rights and responsibilities

GETTING TO KNOW THE CONVENTION

Our School Council - Article 12     

You have the right to give your opinion and for adults to listen and take it seriously

Anti-bullying ambassadors - Article 19

You have the right to be protected from being hurt and mistreated in body and mind.

Junior Travel Ambassadors - Article 24   

  You have the right to a clean and safe environment.

Our Healthy Tuck Shop - Article 24

You have the right to nutritious food.

ALL CHILDREN HAVE RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES.

We take time to learn and think about the rights of children outside of our school community :

REFUGEE WEEK 15.06.15

Some children from Year 4 were invited to think about the journeys made by migrants and asylum seekers. They were given time to reflect upon and discuss their own journeys, the difficulties they have encountered and how they have overcome them.  A short video clip called My Journey and a slide show of some Aboriginal Art inspired them to create their own journey paintings.

DWJS GOLDEN RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES POSTER - designed and made by Shamrutha Shree

GUESS THE ARTICLE IN OUR PARENT BULLETIN

Examples of things Rights Respecting Children do:

SPEAK OUT!

In July 2015, children were given the opportunity to reacquaint themselves with the Articles in the CRC and discuss with each other their relevance and importance to children.

Each child then wrote a statement and drew a picture to illustrate how important it is to them that their Rights are kept safe.  These statements have been sent to The Government  prior to the launch of their consultation about possible changes to the Human Rights Act.