Rosebank Primary receive prestigious rights respecting school award by UNICEF
Rosebank Primary in Nairn is the latest Highland school to be awarded the Silver Rights Respecting Schools Award. The school received their accreditation following recognition by UNICEF UK.
Cllr John Finlayson, Chair of the Education Committee said: “I am delighted to congratulate Rosebank Primary on receiving this significant achievement. The staff and pupils have worked together to further the recognition of young people’s rights in their school and I am sure they are very proud to be receiving this award. We have a responsibility to recognise, respect and promote children’s rights as it is these values that underpin our Highland-wide ethos of mutual respect. I am sure the school will be successful as they work towards the Gold award.”
Cllr Tom Heggie, Vice-Chair of the Education Committee and Nairnshire Councillor said: “On behalf of the local Members, I would like to congratulate the pupils and staff at Rosebank Primary School on achieving this award. The pupils, staff and parents demonstrated their commitment as they continued their learning and understanding of children’s rights. I am proud the school is receiving this prestigious award and representing Nairn.”
Lisa Campbell, Head Teacher at Rosebank Primary School said: “Over the last few years staff and pupils have worked together to make this amazing achievement possible. We are very proud to receive this prestigious award and will continue to empower our pupils to know and exercise their rights, improve culture awareness, inclusion and acceptance and hopefully achieve the Gold Award in the not too distant future.”
Achieving Silver: Rights Aware means there is evidence that Rosebank Primary are:
- Explicitly embedding the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in its policy, practice and culture.
- Promoting knowledge and understanding of the Convention throughout your school community.
- Putting into action and developing the plans outlined on your Action Plan for Silver
- Beginning to see the positive impact of these actions on children and young people, staff, and on the school’s ethos, practice and environment.
- Beginning to see children and young people as rights respecting global citizens and advocates for fairness and children’s rights, both locally and globally.
Unicef is the world’s leading organisation working for children and their rights. Silver is awarded to schools that make excellent progress towards embedding the principles of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child into its ethos and curriculum.