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Rights Respecting Ambassadors

At Front Lawn Primary Academy we have selected children to be our Rights Respecting Ambassadors.   Here are some pictures of them visiting and looking after the residents at the local care home.  

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Have you ever wondered what Unicef or RRSA was? A Rights  Respecting  School is a community where children’s rights are learnt, taught, practised and respected.

Who are UNICEF?

UNICEF are an organisation who works in 190 different countries supporting the protection of children’s rights, to help meet their basic needs, and to expand their opportunities to be the best they can be. Additionally, they help people by delivering food, water and supplies in times of need. They also supply medical equipment and vaccinations.

 What is the RRSA?

The RRSA stands for Rights Respecting School Award and it helps schools become aware of children’s rights and teach them how to practise them. The award  is not just about all the children it is also important for adults  (duty bearers)  too. Adults and children work together to create a better environment so that children can feel safe, respected and enjoy life. Together there are three levels of the Rights

Respecting Award (RRSA): Bronze, Silver and Gold. Here at FLPA we are now working towards our Gold award.

Why is FLPA doing this award?

FLPA is doing this award because we want to help our pupils understand their rights, become better citizens and learn to respect all others. We want to allow the UN Convention to become the heartbeat of our school and ensure that every child becomes a Rights Respecting Ambassador.

UNICEF are an organization who  works in 190 different countries helping people delivering food, water and supplies in times of need. They also supply medical equipment and  vaccinations.

There are five key words that we all must know. These are:

 

Inherent—which means rights are yours because you are born a human.

Indivisible—no right is more important than another one right.

Inalienable—rights can not be given away.

Universal—they are for ALL children (anyone under 18), everywhere, all the time.

Unconditional—they are not a reward and are not dependent on a

responsibility or action. Our actions should respect the rights of others and not deny.

 

Helpful tips for Parents…

Questions to discuss with your children at home.

  •  What is the difference between wants and needs?
  •  Are there any rights that are more important than other rights?
  •  Do different countries have the same rights as us? Why?
  •  How can we help?

Support your children by encouraging them to:

  •  Donate unwanted items to those who  are in need.
  •  Consider what they want and actually need.
  •  Discuss others around the world and consider how fortunate we are as a

     nation.

So what are you waiting for…

Go and find out more @

https://www.unicef.org.uk/rights-respecting-schools/

 

 

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