Trewirgie Junior School

        WE ARE a GOLD Rights Respecting School.



RRSA Conference 2022

We were delighted to be asked to contribute to this years first annual conference. We feel honoured that our children's viewed are now shared on the RRSA website. 


Children's Parliament

May 2022

This May three of our Year 6 children participated in a Children's Parliamentary debate. The children, all aged under 12, debated a variety of aspects of “How to make the world a Safer Place”. The child MP’s questions, and responses were both passionate and extremely well. They covered topics on the war in Ukraine, online safety, knife crime and the environment. We are very proud of our children's contribution to things of real importance to us all. To read all about the debate click here. 


The Annual Conversation in Cornwall. 


Article 12: Every child has the right to express their views, feelings and wishes in all matters affecting them, and to have their views considered and taken seriously. 


Our message for the G7 World Leaders

We have a number of  children who are our Rights Respecting Champions. They are actively involved in promoting this. We are very proud of the fact that we were the first GOLD Rights Respecting School in Cornwall. The principles of this are embedded in our curriculum and seen in the school's ethos. Summary of articles

Being a 'Rights Respecting School' gives children the opportunity to challenge injustices for other children. Many of the school’s projects, for instance, 'Is Life Fair?', 'Where does Exploration lead?,' ‘How can we shape our future?,' ‘Where is the safest place on Earth?' and ‘Could you survive war and conflict?', enable our children to not only explore injustice but also to make a difference, have an impact and leave a legacy.  


We were invited to present at the Cornwall Safeguarding 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.













"Make a difference, have an impact, leave a legacy"
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