UNICEF Award - Level 2

The school has been awarded the Unicef Rights Respecting Schools Award Level 2.  Following on from receiving Level 1 in 2016, the school has developed their work towards this award, progressing in particular in their focus on Global Learning and helping the pupils to develop their role as Global Citizens.  A glowing report has focused on the continued ethos of the school as a place where respect and equal rights are promoted, lived out and celebrated and in particular how seamlessly this is integrated with the school’s Christian vision and ethos.  These opportunities come through enterprises including British Values Day which involved democratic voting for Student Council, ECO School awards, International School awards, Unicef Day for Change, Africa Day and fundraising for The Friends of Nyansakia. Pupils have also been learning about working conditions for children in Victorian Britain, lack of rights for victims and prisoners of war, Black History Month, how to support the rights of refugee children through the Unicef Outright Campaign, multi-cultural festivals, E-safety and Friendship week.

On the day of our visit the pupils impressed Mr Martin Russell, a Unicef assessor for RRSA, by their knowledge of the UN Convention on the Rights of a Child (UNCRC) and how they can play an active part in protecting their own rights and that of children around the world. He congratulated the children, staff, governors and parents/carers on their commitment and enthusiasm to the Rights Based approach to learning.  This is undoubtedly a deserved acclamation of praise and we are incredibly proud.  Well done once again to our fabulous school community!