Date Published: 3 March 2009
RRSA school in Scotland creates Billboard of Rights
A Rights-Respecting primary school in Greenock, Scotland has found an eye-catching way to spread the message about children’s rights in the local community.
Earnhill Primary School organised a competition to design a poster promoting children’s rights and responsibilities. Pupils from all schools in the Inverclyde region who are working towards UNICEF’s Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA) were eligible to take part, and the winning entry was announced by the Provost in an event at a local shopping centre.
The design was then turned into a billboard advertisement which was displayed
in Greenock for two weeks. Pupils stopped passers-by to explain to them what
the billboard was all about.
The RRSA is a nationwide initiative open to primary and secondary schools and early years settings. It recognises achievement in four key areas: progress towards embedding the values of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) in the life of the school; pupils’ understanding of the CRC; the active involvement of pupils in decision-making; and a rights-respecting culture in the classroom.
Earnhill School gained its Level 1 Rights Respecting Schools Award in 2008 and is now working towards the advanced level award. As such, the school is collaborating with other schools in Inverclyde and the wider community, including the council, the police and local housing and traders’ associations, to promote understanding of children’s rights as set out in the CRC.
Source: UNICEF Main Website.
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