Holy Cross Catholic Primary School

UNICEF – Rights Respecting Schools

Holy Cross is working with UNICEF on their Rights Respecting Schools programme. The Rights Respecting Schools Award puts children’s rights at the heart of schools in the UK.

UNICEF works with schools to create safe and inspiring places to learn, where children are respected, their talents are nurtured and they are able to thrive. The Rights Respecting Schools Award embeds these values in daily school life and gives children the best chance to lead happy, healthy lives and to be responsible, active citizens.

UNICEF Ambassadors

As part of our Rights Respecting Schools programme we have established a team of ambassadors
to help Miss Baptiste and Miss Panchoo guide us on our journey. We look forward to the programme and these children playing their important role in this.

We are continuing our work on the Rights Respecting Schools programme along with our
fabulous team of UNICEF Ambassadors. Each week the programme focuses on some of the
articles from the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). We will share
these with you each week through the newsletter and discuss them with children in School. We
want our children to understand their rights and to be aware of the importance of them in our
lives. The website is full of interesting information, please do take a look.

This week we are looking at….

On 3 December there is a global event celebrating International
Day of People with Disabilities. It has been celebrated every year
since 1981. It is also a day to promote awareness of the
challenges faced by over 1 billion people living with disabilities,
and the role communities and societies play in breaking down
barriers to inclusion. This year’s theme is ‘not all disabilities are
visible. The articles linked to this are:

Article 2 – No discrimination:
The Convention applies to every
child without discrimination, whatever their ethnicity, gender,
religion, language or ability.

Article 23 – Children with disabilities: A child with a disability has
the right to live a full and decent life with dignity and, as far as
possible, independence and play an active part in the community.

Please look at the link below to see further information for you to discuss with your child.

Using the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) UNICEF works with schools across the country. The Award recognises a school’s achievement in putting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child into practice within the school and beyond