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 delighted to announce that we are now officially a Silver School! We had a meeting on Wednesday morning with an assessor and she was extremely impressed with the work that we have done here at Holy Cross. It is so important that our lovely children have the rights that they entitled to and that they know about these rights. My thanks to Miss Baptiste, Miss Panchoo and Mr Foster for spending a considerable amount of time working on this application and with the children.

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: 

This week, we have been reflecting on the profound impact that our work as a UNICEF Rights Respecting School has had on both ourselves and our school community. Each class has created a beautiful display showcasing the particular aspects of this important work that they feel are vital to share. These displays highlight our collective commitment to understanding and upholding children’s rights.

Over the half term break, the children will continue this work by creating posters that demonstrate their understanding of their rights and how they can take responsibility for upholding them. We would love to hear from the wider school community about your thoughts on the work we are undertaking as part of our journey as a Rights Respecting School. Your feedback is invaluable to us, and we encourage you to share your opinions and insights to help us continue to grow and improve in our mission to respect and promote children’s rights.

Please send any comments to Miss Baptiste by emailing info@holycross.lewisham.sch.uk

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