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Unicef Award celebrated

02 July 2021

Pupils and staff from Ashbrooke School were delighted to learn that they have been awarded the Rights Respecting School Bronze Award from Unicef.

Since April this year, the team have been working towards the award. As part of the process, pupils and the wider school community now know and understand the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and can describe how it impacts on their lives and on the lives of children everywhere.

Unicef works with schools in the UK to create safe and inspiring places to learn, where children are respected, their talents are nurtured and they can thrive. The Rights Respecting Schools Award embeds these values in daily school life and gives children the best chance to lead happy, healthy lives and to be responsible, active citizens.

Deputy Head Teacher, Vinnie Sinclaire has been working with staff to provide evidence and prepare for the award, commented: 

"Here at Ashbrooke, children’s social and emotional wellbeing is a priority. The three R’s – respect, responsible, and resilience permeate our school ethos and encourage pupils to take ownership of their feelings, actions, and responses. The new whole-school topic and PHSE curriculums have been adjusted to embed the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child ensuring our pupils learn to develop healthy lifestyles."

Continuing their journey to providing pupils with a safe and inspiring learning environment, staff are now working towards the Silver Award.

Well done everyone.

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