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Rights Respecting Schools- Silver Award

What is UNICEF's Rights Respecting Schools Award?


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.

Our Award

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In June 2018 we received our Silver Award.  Read the full report here:

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Who are the Rights Respecting Ambassadors?

Meet our Rights Respecting Ambassadors:

This team meet weekly and talk about how children in the school and globally can access their rights. We are joining the Out Right Campaign for 23-24. The campaign is focusing on children’s right to the best possible health, all around the world. We will update you on how our campaign is going.

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. Each week the "Article of the Week" is introduced to the children and followed up in class by our ambassadors.

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

Our Action Plan

Here are some of the children at Gwyn Jones School AMAZING  posters! Celebrating  Article 2. Why don't you have a go at making one yourself!!

Do you need help?


If you need advice or just want to talk, call this helpline: 0800 1111 (calls are confidential and free)

Someone from Childline will help you with any problem if you are feeling sad or worried, or if you just need someone to talk to.

Visit their website to find out more: www.childline.org.uk


Young Minds

Young Minds helps children and young people to cope with difficult feelings - the website has lots of useful information and you can also call them on: 020 7336 8445 (local rates)



If you're worried about a child's safety or welfare or if you need help or advice, call this helpline: 0808 800 5000  (calls are confidential and free)

This NSPCC number is for anyone who's at risk or is worried about any other children who are at risk. 

Visit their website to find out more: http://www.nspcc.org.uk

Bullying, at school or outside school, is always wrong, no matter what. Here are the Anti Bullying Alliance’s top 10 tips about what to do if you are experiencing bullying:

1  Keep calm and walk away and don’t react

2  Don't get into a fight or an argument

3  Don't accept that bullying is normal - it isn't!

4  Talk to your friends and ask them to help you

5  Talk to a trusted adult/peer supporter to get help and support

6  Hang out with different people and avoid the bullies

7  Don't reply to bullying emails or texts

8  Do keep bullying emails or texts as proof

9  Keep a note of times/dates of incidents and who bullied you

10 Contact the police, with your trusted adult, if you feel in danger

To find out more about the Anti-Bullying Alliance visit the website: www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk

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