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.
You have the right to give your opinion and for You have the right to be protected from being
adults to listen and take it seriously. hurt and mistreated in body and mind.
You have the right to a clean and safe environment.
You have the right to nutritious food.
We take time to learn and think about the rights of children outside of our school community :
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.
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.