The Right to an Education
At St Thomas Centre Nursery School we have made a commitment to teach our children and the wider school community about the rights of the child. We have a responsibility to ensure the children's rights are met.
What is a UNICEF Rights Respecting School?
By promoting the values of respect, dignity and non-discrimination, children's self-esteem and wellbeing is boosted and they are less likely to suffer from stress. A child who understands their rights understands how they and others should be treated and their sense of self-worth is strengthened.
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Every child has a right to an education (article 28). Education must develop every child's personality, talents and abilities to the full. It must encourage the child's respect for human rights, as well as respect for their parents, their own and other cultures, and the environment (article 29). We believe children learn through play and have a right to play (article 31).
Our journey to achieving the Rights Respecting School Bronze, Silver and Gold award has just begun. The team have chosen some points they feel are important for every child:
- be happy, be safe, have friends, be healthy, be educated, be heard
We aim for every child to learn that they have rights and how to use them in their daily life.
Article 13: All children have a right to find out things and say what they think through speaking, writing, drawing etc.
Article 28: All children have a right to an education.
Article 29: Education should tech children to respect their parents, their own and other cultures
Article 31: All children have a right to relax and play, and join in a wide range of activities