Rights Respecting School Award
The Rights Respecting Schools Award is given to schools in recognition of their achievement towards putting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child into practice within the school and beyond. The award supports the school in ensuring that children's human rights are embedded within their ethos and values. It is based on principles of equality, dignity, respect, non-discrimination and participation.
There are 3 levels to the RRSA award - Bronze, Silver and Gold.
Bronze is awarded to schools that demonstrate that they are 'Rights Committed'
Silver is awarded to schools that demonstrate that they are 'Rights Aware'
Gold is awarded to schools that demonstrate that they are 'Rights Respecting'
Each award is given in turn and the Gold Award can take 3-4 years to achieve. Egremont is currently a Silver Awarded School - we have the award for 3 years and then must re-apply for the Silver to be re-accredited or apply for the Gold.
You can find more about the articles that we teach the children about by following the link below.
You can also find out more about the Rights Respecting Schools Award by following this link: UNICEF - RRSA