At Mayals Primary we have an aim that every aspect of a child is focused on and developed, including the area of well being. As part of our school’s mission statement, to promote a happy, safe school community, we are working towards recognition as a “Rights Respecting School”. This is an award which is given to schools on behalf of UNICEF.
UNICEF is the world’s leading organisation working for children and their rights. In 1989, governments worldwide promised all children the same rights by adopting the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). These rights are based on what a child needs to survive, grow, participate and fulfil their potential.
The ‘Rights Respecting School’ award (RRSA) will help our pupils to grow into confident, caring and responsible young citizens both in school and within the wider community. By learning about their rights our pupils, your children, also learn about the importance of respecting the rights of others i.e. their responsibilities.
In line with our school policies and processes, pupils are encouraged to reflect on how their behaviour and actions affect those around them, which allows us to build and maintain a positive and safe learning environment for all, both in the classroom and around the school grounds.
Pupils are also regularly reminded to think about the rights of all people; including the responsibilities we all have to make sure these rights are met. At Mayals we have a Rights Respecting mascot that helps us to remember this – his name is Eddie Estron!