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Duneane Primary School

Rights Respecting School



In Duneane we are have achieved our Silver Award for Rights Respecting School as have our learning partners Moneynick Primary. 

 'A rights-respecting school is a community where children’s rights are learned, taught, practised, respected, protected and promoted. Young people and the school community learn about children’s rights by  putting them into practice every day.' (Unicef Rights Respecting School Award. )

Each month we consider a different article and ensure the rights are being taught through our classroom practice and our key school events. 

Every February we participate in Safer Internet Day. This will provide the children with the chance to consider Article 17 as children have the right to access information on TV, radio and through the internet. 

Article 19 of the UNCRC states that children have the right to be protected and to be safe from violence, abuse and neglect. The school has  been registered as a Safe Place, in partnership with Women's Aid as we have a zero tolerance to any type of violence towards children, women or men.

Our shared lessons in Term 1 focussed on PDMU and through working with Moneynick, our own Christmas Carol performance and our weekly School Assemblies we focussed on Article 14. This states that all children have the right to practise their own religion. 

Anti Bullying is held annually in November. We focus on our key adults in school throughout the year as part of the NSPCC Keeping Safe programme. Article 34 explains that grownups should protect you. 

During the month of October we took part in World Children's Day and the World's Largest Lesson. This gave our Rights Respecting work a Global dimension as we learnt about the struggles of others. This highlighted Article 22 which states that refuges have the right to special protection. 

In October we renewed our class charters and all children understand how they have a right to an education (article 28) and how they can respect this right. 

In September we focussed on article 12 as the children took up key roles within school. These give them the opportunity to give their opinions and make decisions about things with affect them.  We held our Student Council and Eco Council Elections.


 Each of our classes have been very busy learning about their rights. The children in each class  are now  aware of their rights and have looked at how some children around the world are not so fortunate to be able to have some of their rights met.



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