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Rights Respecting Schools

What is Unicef's 'Rights Respecting Schools'?

We are committed to placing the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child at the heart of our core values and ethos; believing children’s participation is integral to all aspects of school life. This results in empowered and self-confident children who can advocate for the rights of children everywhere.

This ethos further fosters a sense of community, respect and responsibility. It encourages the children to be active and informed citizens, who look to develop a positive future for all; campaigning and raising awareness.

The children’s experiences at Gwyn Jones Primary ensure the children know that they have the Rights of the Child and that these rights are inalienable. They also understand responsibilities they have as members of our local and global society.

Anti-Bullying Work


Core Texts

Library Books


How is this taught in school?

The Rights of the Child are at the heart of all the work undertaken across the curriculum and in all the policies in school. Each class has a core text each half term which are used for English lessons. These explore the rights as well as local and global issues.

We also take time to celebrate the rights in special events across school including "Take One Picutre Week", Expressive Arts Week, Anti-bullying week and Rights Respecting Day. This special events highlight the significant of the RRS as well as giving the children exciting, fun experiences. 

Take One Picture Week 4-8th December 2017

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Les Meninas- Diego Velazquez 1656

Take One Picture December 2017

This year we are exploring one of the worlds most talked about paintings ‘Las Meninas’ by Diego  Velázquez. It’s considered the first ever photobomb!  You can find out more about it here ‘Why is this painting so captivating?’  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loMy3sbW64g


Our special homework task for this week will be to take a selfie with your favourite piece of art. Or you can be creative and  re enact a piece of art cover with your friends or family. 

See below for the results! 

Exploring UNCRC Articles 7 and 8

Our Take One Picture theme for this year is Respect your self(ie)  As you know, we are working towards our Rights Respecting Schools Award and our curriculum is focused on global and social issues.  During Take One Picture week we will use the art of Diego  Velázquez to  explore Articles 7 and 8 about our right to a family and to an identity.

The children in each year group will be using different art forms this year including sketching, painting, sculpture, mixed media collage, sculpture and anime design. We have lots of exciting activities planned and we will create many permanent displays of art for you to see.

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World Water Day is fast approaching (22nd March).... Watch this space for more information regarding a whole school homework and a day of fun activities to raise awareness.

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