In a Rights Respecting School a charter can support a positive learning environment for children and young people. Charters make rights real and provide a framework for a positive environment where rights are respected, protected and promoted. Adults and children work together to create a shared understanding of rights and respect for rights. We choose our rights by voting for our favourites for each class at the beginning of the year and refer to them throughout the academic year too.
In every classroom we now have a poster displaying article 24:
Article 24: (Health and health services): Children have the right to good quality health care – the best health care possible – to safe drinking water, nutritious food, a clean and safe environment, and information to help them stay healthy. Rich countries should help poorer countries achieve this.
We have these posters displayed in our windows onto the playground to show we have the right to play:
Article 31: (Leisure, play and culture)
Children have the right to relax and play, and to join in a wide range of cultural, artistic and other recreational activities.