Our school is on a journey to becoming a Child Rights School.
In a Child Rights School:
- Children and Adults learn about The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).
- Children participate in decisions that affect them.
- Children enjoy their rights.
We aim to be a school where children’s rights are at the very heart of our ethos and culture, to enhance wellbeing and to develop every child’s talents and abilities to their full potential.
As part of this process we are working towards recognition as a “Child Rights School” – an award given to schools on behalf of UNICEF Ireland.
It takes 3 years to become a Child Rights School – we are currently in year 2 of the process.
Children lead the activities and actions that are required to become a Child Rights School and a committee has been formed which includes 2 children from each class (1st – 6th). They are supported in their roles by Mrs Collins and Mrs O’Connell.
Every class participated in drawing up their own Class Charter and these are on display in their classrooms and are referred to on an ongoing basis.
In October, the committee organised a Child Rights day where we celebrated children’s rights and each class performed self-penned songs and raps about their rights in an assembly led by the children themselves.