Rights Respecting School
In September 2016 we began our journey to become a ‘Rights Respecting School’, achieving Level 1 (SILVER) accreditation in July 2017. We are incredibly proud to say that in July 2018 we were assessed for Level 2 (GOLD) and are now the first and only school in St. Helens to have achieved this!
What is a 'Rights Respecting School'?
‘A UNICEF UK Rights Respecting School is a community where children’s rights are learned, taught, practised, respected, protected and promoted. Children and the school community learn about children’s rights by putting them into practice every day.’ (RRSA website)
In addition to this our children will develop a deeper understanding and respect for other people’s religions, cultures, beliefs and abilities and have a wider and deeper understanding of the world in which we live.
Who are UNICEF?
UNICEF is the world’s leading organisation working for children and their rights.
What is the UN Convention on the Rights of a Child?
In 1989, governments across the world promised that every child would have the same rights when they adopted the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
The convention tells everyone what they must do to make sure that every child can grow, learn, be safe, can be listened to and treated fairly.
There are 43 articles relating to children’s rights in the charter.
What is a global citizen?
Global citizenship is an important part of our children's education.
A global citizen in a Rights Respecting School is someone who knows their rights, believes everybody has rights and is committed to working towards a world where everyone can access their rights. At Lyme we are striving to develop outward looking global citizens.
We have made a music video explaining about what RRS looks like at Lyme
We're even helping lots of other schools on their Rights Respecting School Journeys.
RRS Ambassadors at Sherdley
Some lovely feedback from the children and staff at Sherdley Primary after our children led an Assembly there last week.
In our team meeting yesterday one of the children said, "Lyme school helped to give us ideas about our Rights journey" Another one said "I like that they use News round.”
Miss Macdonald went on a visit to Lyme and said, "The visit helped give me direction. As a result of my visit to Lyme I created my own Rights Respecting Team where previously the school council had supported me. Lyme School showed me how to introduce Rights into the environment and our children have created their own playground and hall charters. We really appreciate and value the support and guidance Lyme School has given us. A big thanks to Mrs Roberts and her team'