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The Rights Respecting Schools Award puts children’s rights at the heart of schools.

Why are we working towards the award?

 “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 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.”

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Sowerby Primary Academy has a group of RRS Ambassadors led by Miss Armstrong and was established summer 2017.  They meet regularly to discuss the school and how they can help improve things. They are also organise a number of events, assemblies and activities to raise awareness of Children’s Rights and the world we live in.  We are hoping to achieve Level 1 this year.

 Click here to down load Summary of the UN Convention on the rights of the child








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