Over the past few months, pupils have been very busy working towards Unicef’s Silver Award as a Rights Respecting School. The aim of this award is to promote pupil understanding of all the rights that children have under the United Nations Convention on the rights of the Child.
As a part of this work, a group of pupils visited Bishop Gore Comprehensive School in January. During the day, they were given an opportunity to express their opinion on the proposed budget plans of Swansea Council. As well as considering what their priorities would be regarding children and young people services, a lot of fun was had as students from across the city played a game of “Human Hungry Hippos”!
Back at the school, a variety of committees also exist to promote the rights of young people like Article 14 (The right to practise their own religion), Article 23 (The right to care and special protection if you are disabled in order to lead full and independent lives) and Article 37 (The right to be treated fairly).
These committees include an anti-racism and Islamophobia committee, as well as committee campaigning for the rights of girls, children, disabled people and LGBT.