Great Bowden Academy to become a UNICEF UK Rights Respecting School
We have some news about a project we will be getting involved with over the next half term and coming years - We are becoming a ‘UNICEF UK Rights Respecting School’.
Great Bowden Academy’s vision and aim is to be a school where children’s rights are at the heart of our ethos and culture, to improve well-being and to develop every child’s talent and ability to their full potential. As part of this plan, we are working towards recognition as a ‘Rights Respecting School’, an award given to schools on behalf of UNICEF UK.
UNICEF is the world’s leading organisation working for children and young people and their rights. In 1989, governments across the world agreed that all children have the same rights by adopting the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). These rights are based on what a child needs to survive, grow, participate and fulfil their potential.
Pupils will learn about their rights by putting them into practice every day. A Rights Respecting School models rights and respect in all its relationships. We really hope that you will be able to support our school on our journey towards becoming a UNICEF UK Rights Respecting School. It would be great if you could spend a few minutes reading through the questions & answers below, and also find a bit more about the Convention on the Rights of the Child by visiting https://www.unicef.org.uk/rights-respecting-schools/the-rrsa/