A Penwortham school has won a children’s rights award following an official UNICEF assessment.Advertisement
Penwortham Girls’ High School received the Rights Respecting Schools Silver Award, marking progress towards embedding children’s rights in school policy, practice and ethos.
A UNICEF Professional Adviser, who evaluated rights-respecting work, assessed the school so they could receive the award.
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The school had to teach about rights through training, curriculum, assemblies, topics, focus days/weeks, and displays.
They also had to teach by modelling rights-respecting language and attitudes while making strategic decisions that involved students.
The school had to be ambassadors for the rights of others, developing as rights-respecting citizens.
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According to UNICEF, winning the award means there is evidence that the school is:
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The children and young people are now beginning to see themselves as rights-respecting global citizens and advocates for fairness and children’s rights, both locally and globally.
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