We are UNICEF Rights Respecting School
Unicef is the world’s leading organisation working for children and their rights. The Rights Respecting Schools Award is granted to schools that show commitment to promoting and realising children’s rights and encouraging adults, children and young people to respect the rights of others in school. The Unicef UK Rights Respecting Schools initiative is aimed at schools across the UK, including those with an early years setting. Rights Respecting Schools across the UK have reported a positive impact on pupil behaviour, relationships and well-being by enhancing pupils' self-esteem, leading to less truancy and bullying, better learning and improved academic standards.
A Rights Respecting School is a community where children’s rights are learned, taught, practised, respected, protected and promoted.
Park Hill School has been working with Unicef since September 2017. We are celebrating our achievement in reaching Bronze Level (Rights Aware) and are continuing to establish the ethos of respecting the rights of all children, based on the UN Convention.
At Park Hill, we are a Rights Respecting School. Article 24 states that children have the right to clean and nutritious food. Before the half term holiday, parents, children and staff generously donated food items to give to a local food bank. We were amazed at how much food we collected.
Thank you to all who donated.