Trinity School and College is proud to have achieved the Rights Respecting Schools Award at Silver, given to schools on behalf of Unicef UK. Children’ s rights are at the heart of our ethos and culture, to improve wellbeing and to develop every child’s talents and abilities to their full potential. To recognise this, we are now working towards the Unicef ‘Rights Respecting Schools’ Gold Award.
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) comprises 54 articles which state the rights that every child is entitled to, based on an understanding of what children need in order to thrive. These include rights for children to survive and be healthy; to be protected from harm and abuse; to develop physically, mentally and socially; and to participate as an active citizen.
The articles of the UNCRC are at the heart of all Trinity policies, practice and decisions. We believe we must do everything possible to ensure that our students learn and progress to their full potential, grow up as healthy as possible, are protected from harm, have their views listened to and are treated fairly.
Students at Trinity participate in an annual Rights Awareness Day, during which they take part in a variety of activities to learn about children’s rights and the work of Unicef.
During our Rights Awareness Day on 31st January 2019, School students explored the difference between ‘wants’ and ‘rights’, and what the different rights mean to them. College students explored rights through creative workshops including music, drama, art, and debating moral dilemmas.
Students also promote children and young people’s rights on a local and global scale, through regular charity events and engagement with our local community.
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