As part of our Rights Respecting Schools programme, individuals from each class in Rowan Park and Rowan High have been meeting up once every two weeks to discuss various topics related to rights respecting school. The role of the Rights Respecting Schools is to make children of all ages, races, ethnicity aware that they have rights which should be available to them. This term The Rights respecting schools group have been focusing on toilet twinning, and discussing ways of funding a project in a poor community that will enable families to build a basic toilet, have access to clean water and learn about hygiene - a vital combination that saves lives.
Each week in school, a right of the week is selected, each right is different and important to all children.
The rights of children are fundamental to all aspects of UNICEF’s work. At Rowan Park School staff and pupils are working together to make sure that the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child is embedded into our school day and through our work and play.
A Rights Respecting School teaches about children’s rights and respect in all its relationships.
Rowan Park School has Level 2 of the Rights Respecting School Award – Silver Award (Rights Aware). We are currently working towards our Gold award.
Please look below at the list of Children’s Rights.