Kirkhill Primary School

RIGHTS RESPECTING SCHOOLS

Our Rights Respecting Schools Ambassadors (RRSA)

Congratulations to our brand new RRSA. They will be working as representatives of the school to ensure it is a safe and happy place to learn. They will be ensuring their voices are heard with matters which will effect them.

P4 – Charlie and Molly

P5 – Chloe and Rowan

P6 – Emily and Ali

P7 – Emma and Marco

 

We are becoming a Unicef UK Rights Respecting School!

Kirkhill Primary School aims to be a school where children’s rights are at the heart of our ethos and culture, to improve well-being and to develop every child’s talents and abilities to their full potential.  As part of this plan we are working towards recognition as a ‘Rights Respecting School’, an award given to schools on behalf of Unicef UK.

Unicef is the world’s leading organisation working for children and young people and their rights. In 1989, governments across the world agreed that all children have the same rights by adopting the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). These rights are based on what a child needs to survive, grow, participate and fulfil their potential.

Kirkhill pupils will learn about their rights by putting them into practice every day. A Rights Respecting School models rights and respect in all its relationships.

We really hope that you will be able to support our school on our journey towards becoming a Unicef UK Rights Respecting School. It would be great if you could spend a few minutes reading through our questions & answers below and also find a bit more about the Convention on the Rights of the Child by visiting unicef.org.uk/crc.

We have begun our journey by holding Rights Respecting School Ambassador (RRSA) elections in our classes (P4-7) and will find out soon who has been successful. Watch this space to find out!

For further information about Rights Respecting Schools please visit:  www.unicef.org.uk/rrs

An RRSA film: Talking about being Rights Respecting