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Unicef Rights Respecting         

Welcome to Burntwood’s UNICEF Rights Respecting School Page

 

“The UNICEF Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA) award recognises achievement in putting the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) at the heart of a school’s practice to improve well-being and help all children and young people realise their potential.”

Burntwood School is very proud to be one of only two Secondary Schools in London to have been awarded the highest level of the Rights Respecting School award: Gold. This recognition comes after years of work raising awareness of children’s rights, having started our rights respecting journey in 2009. Our student ambassadors give tirelessly of their time one lunch time every week, this last academic year having written and delivered numerous assemblies to Burntwood students and local Primary Schools; contributed to Burntwood achieving the EQualities Award; competed in a school-wide UNICEF treasure hunt; attended the WE Day youth empowerment event at Wembley Arena; advised visitors from schools and colleges on their Rights Respecting journeys; hosted visitors from Belgium and UNICEF RRSA, sharing the good practice at Burntwood; collected and organised over a thousand items to SPEAR, our local homeless charity; raised enough money (£2,300) to build our partner school in Morocco a new playground; and completed a sponsored sleep out, also to support SPEAR.

All of our collective Rights Respecting work has improved the lives of children around the globe and raised awareness of children who have not been allowed to exercise their rights.

Every classroom and office has a Burntwood UNICEF charter to remind our whole community of our commitment to children’s rights.

 

In the last year, our Rights Respecting Burntwood community has been busy helping children and raising awareness of children’s rights here and across the globe.

We look forward to continuing to work with our local and global communities to further improve the lives of children who are not able to exercise their rights as set out in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

 

Autumn Term 2016

Delivered a Whole School Assembly to raise awareness of children’s rights.

Article 42 (knowledge of rights)
Governments must actively work to make sure children and adults know about the convention.

 

 

 

Filled hundreds of boxes with toys to send to Ghanaian children to enable them to receive a Christmas gift.

 

Article 31: (Leisure, play and culture)
Every child has the right to relax, play and take part in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities.

 

 Visited our Moroccan link school, Ait Youl, to see the toilet block that Burntwood raised £1,500 to build for its students.  

Article 24: (Health and health services)
Every child has the right to the best possible health. Governments must provide good quality health care, clean water, nutritious food, and a clean environment so that children can stay healthy.

 

Attended workshops at the “What’s Happening for the Young?” conference at London’s Southbank.

 

Article 12 (respect for the views of the child 
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.

 

Spring Term 2017

Delivered LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer) training to Merton and Wandsworth professionals.

 

Article 2 (non-discrimination)
The convention applies to every child without discrimination, whatever their ethnicity, gender, religion, language, abilities or any other status, whatever they think or say, whatever their family background.

 

 

Wrote and delivered an assembly to Beatrix Potter Primary School about refugee Children.

Article 22 (refugee children)
If a child is seeking refuge or has refugee status, governments must provide them with appropriate protection and assistance to help them enjoy all the rights in the convention.

Collected and delivered over 1,000 toys to the Evelina Children’s Hospital

Article 31: (Leisure, play and culture)
Every child has the right to relax, play and take part in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities.


Learnt about FGM and wrote to the Uncut Girls club to show their support.

Article 19 (protection from violence, abuse and neglect)
Governments must do all they can to ensure that children are protected from violence, abuse, neglect and bad treatment form their parents or anyone else who looks after them.

 

 

 Delivered whole school assemblies for LGBT History Month and International Women’s Day.

Article 2 (non-discrimination)
The convention applies to every child without discrimination, whatever their ethnicity, gender, religion, language, abilities or any other status, whatever they think or say, whatever their family background.

 

 

Attended a Youth empowerment event along with 12,000 other young volunteers at Wembley Arena with stars including Kate Winslett, Conor Maynard, Jessie J and The Vamps.

Article 42 (knowledge of rights)
Governments must actively work to make sure children and adults know about the convention.

 

 

Summer Term 2017


Wrote and delivered an assembly to Earlsfield Primary School on Children’s Rights.

Article 42 (knowledge of rights)
Governments must actively work to make sure children and adults know about the convention.

 

 

Wrote and delivered an assembly to Southmead Primary School on Children’s Rights, followed by two workshops for their UNICEF Ambassadors.

Article 42 (knowledge of rights
Governments must actively work to make sure children and adults know about the convention.

 

Collected over £200 for Ms Farrenson and Mr Viggiani to get gunged for UNICEF.

 Article 6 (life, survival and development)
Every child has the right to life. Governments must do all they can to ensure that children survive and develop to their full potential.

 

 

 
Hosted a workshop run by the WE organisation that supports volunteering in the community.

Article 13 (freedom of expression)
Every child must be free to express their thoughts and opinions and to access all kinds of information, as long as it is within the law.

 

              

 Every week Burntwood UNICEF Ambassadors give up their time to forward the rights of children here and across the globe.

Article 42 (knowledge of rights)
Governments must actively work to make sure children and adults know about the convention.

 

Autumn Term 2017

 Delivered a Whole School Assembly to raise awareness of children’s rights.

Article 42 (knowledge of rights)
Governments must actively work to make sure children and adults know about the convention.

 Following our assembly over 60 new UNICEF ambassadors joined our group.

 

     

Burntwood achieves EQualities Award

Article 2 (non-discrimination)
The convention applies to every child without discrimination, whatever their ethnicity, gender, religion, language, abilities or any other status, whatever they think or say, whatever their family background.

 

 

Spring Term 2018

UNICEF ambassadors embark on a school-wide UNCRC treasure hunt for Articles hidden with staff.

Article 42 (knowledge of rights)
Governments must actively work to make sure children and adults know about the convention.

           

 

Attended the 2018 WE Day Youth empowerment event along with 12,000 other young volunteers at Wembley Arena with stars including Alexandra Burke, the Vamps, Katie Piper and Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice.

      

Article 42 (knowledge of rights)
Governments must actively work to make sure children and adults know about the convention.

Ambassadors host Executives from London South East Colleges who are looking to make their colleges Rights Respecting.

   

Article 12 (respect for the views of the child)
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.

 

Summer Term 2018

Burntwood student ambassadors host visitors from Belgium and UNICEF, sharing how children’s rights are championed at Burntwood.

       

Article 12 (respect for the views of the child)
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.

 

Wrote and delivered an assembly on homelessness with guest speakers from SPEAR, our local homeless charity.

Article 27 (adequate standard of living)
Every child has the right to a standard of living that is good enough to meet their physical and social needs and support their development. Governments must help families who cannot afford to provide this.

 

Burntwood Community collected over 1,000 items of toiletries, art materials and stationery needed by SPEAR, our local homeless charity.

   

Article 27 (adequate standard of living)
Every child has the right to a standard of living that is good enough to meet their physical and social needs and support their development. Governments must help families who cannot afford to provide this.

 

Wrote and delivered an assembly to Southfield Primary School on Children’s Rights.

Article 42 (knowledge of rights)
Governments must actively work to make sure children and adults know about the convention.

 

 

Sponsored staff and student sleep out to raise £1,000 for SPEAR, our local homeless charity.

   

Article 27 (adequate standard of living)
Every child has the right to a standard of living that is good enough to meet their physical and social needs and support their development. Governments must help families who cannot afford to provide this.

 

 2016-17

 

 

 

2017-18