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.