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Rights Respecting Schools Award


What is the Rights Respecting Schools Award

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

The UK Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF UK) 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.

Using the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) as our guide, UNICEF are working with more UK schools than almost any other organisation. Over 1.5 million children in the UK go to a Rights Respecting School and nearly 5,000 schools up and down the country are working through the Award. Schools work with UNICEF on a journey to become fully Rights Respecting.

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.

Our RRSA Journey


We have, as of June 2023, achieved our Silver Rights Respecting School Award, making Skypoint School one of only two schools in West Dunbartonshire to have achieved this to date. 

We have not changed our focus on rights one bit, however, and are currently hard at work on our journey to Gold! 

This year, we will be not only learning about rights but focusing on campaigning and working towards ensuring that children's rights are respected both throughout our school and wider community. 

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