Rights Respecting School
At Elizabeth Selby Infant School we are delighted to have been awarded the Rights Respecting Schools Silver Award for embedding children’s rights in the school’s policy, practice and ethos!
As a Rights Respecting School we put the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) at the heart of our planning, policies, practice and ethos to empower all children to develop their talents and abilities in order to achieve their potential as global citizens.
We believe that the UNCRC reflects the beliefs of our school community. Our children receive their right to a wonderful education and they understand the responsibilities that they have to their communities as they grow into confident, active and responsible citizens. Our children will continue to learn about their rights and responsibilities as well as the work of UNICEF in helping to build a better world for children.
This year our Article 12 School Council Team planned some fantastic projects for the school community to all get involved with.
They have achieved fantastic results with their community initiative that they titled ‘Project Golden Age!’
Each Friday during the schools Golden Time a team of 6 children visit Silk Court Care Home. They read, play, draw, sing and socialise with the residents. The room is always filled with laughter and happiness. It is amazing to see how the children’s energy and enthusiasm instantly changes the whole dynamic of the room!
Their project has been so successful that they were even featured on Sky News. You can watch the clip here:
We have also been involved in a project called ‘Kindred Spirits Shared Values’. In this project we linked with Hollingwood Primary School in Derbyshire. We paired 3 of our classes with theirs. We share work with them that explore the themes of rights and values. The children frequently write letters to one another and compare the differences and similarities between their communities.