What is The United Nation’s Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)?
In 1989 UNICEF established a set of 54 Articles known as the ‘Convention for the Rights of the Child’. The convention applies to every child under the age of 18, without discrimination, whatever their ethnicity, gender, religion, language, abilities, whatever they think or say, whatever their family background. Almost every country in the world has signed this convention to uphold the Articles within their country and do all it can to protect children’s rights. The convention underpins everything UNICEF does around the world.
The convention recognises that all children and young people have the right to be treated with dignity and fairness, to be protected, to develop to their full potential and to participate.
Being a Rights Respecting School is not just about what children do but also importantly, what adults do. In a Rights Respecting School, children’s rights are promoted and realised and adults and children work towards this together
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What is the Rights Respecting School Award (RRSA)?
The RRSA focuses on children’s rights in school and takes a whole-school approach to child rights and human rights education. A UNICEF Rights Respecting School is a community where children’s rights are learned, taught, practised, respected, protected and promoted.
Our Journey so far…
At Byron Primary School we are proud of our achievement of Silver Award in November 2018. We have maintained this standard for over three years. We are hoping to reaccredit at Silver this year and will then be aiming for Gold!
The steering group are currently planning a fundraising event in partnership with the Soroptimists to raise money for Mary’s Meals.
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Lyfta provides students with the opportunity to experience different cultures and perspectives. It allows the children to see and connect with positive human stories from around the world. Lyfta is the vehicle that provides the opportunity for teachers to nurture the global citizens of tomorrow, supporting the children to make links between local and global issues through teaching Global Learning.
It is a digital platform where teachers and pupils can access immersive storyworlds and curriculum-based lesson and assembly plans. Lyfta is a powerful tool for enabling children to make cross-curricular links, such as Geography, PSHE, Art, RE and RRS. Children are asked specific questions to make links, such as: Can they name the continent, country, etc…? What time of the year is it? How can you tell? What are they wearing? Is the weather the same/different from here in Gillingham?
Lyfta's storyworlds are a series of immersive learning environments where students explore real life human stories. They travel to new places and experience these powerful and inspiring human stories through stunning 360° interactive environments from around the world. They are real places featuring real people, whom children can get to know and understand through powerful short documentary films and virtual reality experiences.
The sessions are interwoven with meaningful class discussions about the new experience - both the sensory details of the spaces that are explored, and the themes that are related to the short documentaries. Learning during this session allows pupils to regularly experience different cultures and perspectives. It provides the opportunity to see how resilience, problem-solving, teamwork, and many other critical skills, values and competencies happen in the real world; transferring that understanding across the entire academic and social school experience.