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Garlinge Primary School and Nursery, Westfield Road, Margate, Kent, CT9 5PA

Rights Respecting Schools Award

Garlinge Primary School and Nursery working with UNICEF

Garlinge Primary School and Nursery working with UNICEF

The Rights Respecting Schools Award puts children’s rights at the heart of schools in the UK.

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 are able to thrive. Our 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.

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) forms the basis of being a Rights Respecting school and with over 1.6 million children in the UK currently attending a Rights Respecting school we are able to really get the message across of our children’s rights.  

The Award recognises a school’s achievement in putting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child into practice within the school and beyond. If you would like to look at the work that UNICEF RRSA already does and what it is all about, please follow the link at the bottom of the page, under resources.

With children being at the heart of convention, it was only natural that they chose, as a school, the leading ‘Rights’ to represent our class Charter’s alongside our Garlinge school values. With over forty-five United Nations Convention Rights of the Child to choose from, it certainly was an arduous task, but through maturity, discussions and voting, they narrowed these down to their chosen four, which are:

Article 23: Children have the right to special education and care if you have a disability, as well as the rights of the convention.

Article 24: Children have the right to the best possible health and be provided with good quality health care, clean water, nutritious food and a clean environment.

Article 28: Children have the right to a good quality education.

Article 31: Children have the right to play and rest.

Since the start of the new academic year, our children have been engaging in the ‘Article of the Week’ during their PSHCE and circle time lessons. Each week there is a clear focus on one particular Rights Respecting Schools article. The aim for each chosen article is to open up discussions with the children to let them have their voice on the world around us.
Please find below a link to the ‘Articles of the Week’ which the children have been discussing and also to our chosen school articles.


School Charter Articles which run alongside our Garlinge School values:

Articles of the week:


UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

RRSA Ambassadors