UNICEF Rights Respecting School
29th January 2018
Westlands Academy are on a journey to become a UNICEF Rights Respecting School. This means that children’s rights will be at the heart of all that we do, so for every example, every time a student plays a sport they are enjoying Article 29 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Click here for more information.
In the second half of the Autumn Term, students enjoyed a drop down day where they spent their day looking at rights, wants and needs to give them a better understanding of their rights and how they enjoy them in school.This day was followed up with some questionnaires and completion of an action plan, which was submitted to UNICEF who recognised that we are on our way to becoming a Rights Respecting School. Westlands have achieved their RRS Recognition of Commitment, which is the first part of the award.
During our Rights Respecting School drop down day, students were given the task to design our Rights Respecting school logo. All students got the chance to enter and out of 30 plus, the winner was ‘Weggie Rights Robot’ designed by Layton Johnson in Year 8. He received a box of chocolates for his effort and will see his logo being used around school as we prepare for Level 1 of our award.