Celebrating children's rights in Birmingham

Rights Respecting Schools
Published: Thursday, 11th July 2019

A celebration of Birmingham schools achieving the Unicef Rights Respecting School award, from nursery through to secondary, took place in the city today.

Children from schools across Birmingham celebrated achieving the Unicef Rights Respecting School award.

The youngsters in nursery, primary and secondary schools have been learning all about the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child – and how they can embed these values in their daily school lives. Schools promote knowledge and understanding of the Convention throughout the school community so children see themselves as people who can promote fairness and children’s rights.

Councillor Jayne Francis, cabinet member for education skills and culture, said: “Human rights are fundamental and this includes children’s rights so it is wonderful to see our young people so passionate about their rights and respecting others.

“They are so keen to help others learn about children’s rights and why they are so important.

“Birmingham is a national leader in this area, it is fantastic to see so many schools getting involved and we will continue to support every school that wants to take part.

“Well done to everyone involved.”

For more information on Rights Respecting Schools: https://www.unicef.org.uk/rights-respecting-schools/



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