Trewirgie Junior School

        WE ARE a Rights Respecting School.

We have a number of Year 5 children who are our Rights Respecting Champions. They are actively involved in promoting this. We are very proud of the fact that we have been awarded the Silver Rights Aware Award.  The principles of this are embedded in our curriculum and seen in the school's ethos. 

Being a 'Rights Respecting School' gives children the opportunity to challenge injustices for other children. Many of the school’s projects, for instance, ‘Should water be Free?,' ‘Natural disasters, who cares?,‘What is the Eighth Wonder of the world?', 'How cruel is Mother Nature?' and 'Do all children have a voice across the world?’ enable our children to not only explore injustice but also to make a difference.  


In January 2021 we were invited to present at a conference with over 200 people about our Rights Respecting Culture. here's the feedback we received! 



Why the Rights Respecting School Award? 

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is based on an analysis of what children need in order to thrive. These needs are grouped into four categories:

  • To survive as a fit and healthy person
  • To be protected from harm and abuse
  • To develop physically, mentally and socially
  • To participate as an active citizen


UNICEF UK's Rights Respecting School award is based on principles of equality, dignity, respect, non-discrimination and participation. Our commitment to developing this as a whole school policy can be seen in the school’s ethos and culture. We aim to ensure that the principles of this are at the heart of our school's practice in order to improve wellbeing and help all children realise their potential.













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