At Trinity, we are very proud to be a Bronze Rights Respecting School: Rights Committed. We are only just at the start of our Rights Respecting Journey, we are striving to gain the Silver Award in 2021.
What is Rights Respecting School Award?
The UK Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF UK) works with schools in the UK 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.
What does it mean to be a Rights Respecting School?
Being a Rights Respecting School is a privilege. It shows that Students, Staff and the wider school community are committed to upholding The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).
The UNCRC is an important agreement by countries who have promised to protect children’s rights. The UNCRC explains who children are, all of their rights, and the responsibilities of governments. All rights are connected, they are all equally important and they cannot be taken away from children. Click on the poster to the right to view the UNCRC in full.
We help to live this out through thinking about the 54 Articles in our daily lives. We promote them in school and we ensure that all children know their rights, and the consequences for taking the rights of others away.
For us, the key article is Article 29: The Goals of Education; Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full. It must encourage the child’s respect for human rights, as well as respect for their parents, their own and other cultures, and the environment.
This is important, not only because it is to do with schooling, but because it links with our Christian vision.
What has Trinity School done so far?
This is just a small sample of what Trinity Students have been able to complete so far…
Created and given out student 'Kudos Cards' to other students to show their appreciation of each other.
Celebrated World Children’s day, discussing children’s rights
Completed the Outright Climate Change project
Fundraising and toy donation for Howbury Tumblers, toddler group
Fundraising for the Met Police Christmas appeal
Fundraising for Save the Children
Food donation for Slade Green Food Bank
Rotary Club Christmas helpers