Pupil Voice / School Council / Leaders

What is RRSA?

The Rights Respecting Schools Award is a recognised accreditation awarded to schools that actively promote and teach children about the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UN CRC). We have already achieved our recognition of achievement bronze award and continue to work towards achieving our level 1 (silver) award.

What is the UN CRC?

The UN CRC is the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. The convention consists of 54 articles that are rights that all children should have to survive, thrive and reach their full potential. They are Universal, Inherent, Indivisible, Inalienable and Unconditional. The convention has been ratified by our government and is the most widely ratified human rights treaty in the world.

How the UN CRC links into everything we do in school.

The Evendons Rights Respecting Council

The RRS Council is a peer elected group of children in school who are passionate about children’s rights. They meet together and discuss how to ensure other children in the school learn about the rights of a child.

Some previous tasks the RRS Council have completed to promote children’s rights are:

  • leaflets to go out to the whole school
  • challenges and competitions
  • fundraising
  • small assemblies for KS1

The RRS Council have weekly meetings to plan their next aims and actions. They make displays across the school to promote the importance of children’s rights.