Alt Bridge School in Knowsley has received UNICEF UK’s Silver Rights Respecting School Award.
UNICEF is the world’s leading organisation working for children and their rights and its Rights Respecting School Award (RRSA) scheme encourages schools to place the United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of the Child at the heart of a school’s ethos and curriculum.
Achieving the Silver award proves Alt Bridge School is committed to promoting and realising children’s rights and that it’s a school community where children’s rights are taught, learnt, practised, respected and protected.
Natalie Menagh, Head Teacher at Alt Bridge School, said:
“This is a fantastic achievement for Alt Bridge School and our whole school community is delighted to be recognised in this way for the wonderful work we do to put children’s rights at the heart of our school approach.
“A huge thank you to the leader of our thriving curriculum, John Reynolds, for leading on this important work and to all the staff, students, governors and parents who have supported this journey and contributed to this outcome.”
UNICEF Rights Respecting Schools Programme Director, Martin Russell, said:
“Children at Alt Bridge School have shown a really good grasp of the Convention and a strong understanding of the wider world. It is great to see how much the Convention underpins the school’s work and values, in the classroom and at breaktime. It was fantastic to see the enthusiasm that all the young people and staff showed about learning about rights. We are very pleased to be awarding Silver; Rights Aware to Alt Bridge School and look forward to continuing our Rights Respecting work with them.”
Cllr Margaret Harvey, Cabinet Member for Knowsley Council’s Children’s Services, said:
“This is a great achievement for everyone at Alt Bridge School. What a wonderful impression made by pupils and staff during UNICEF’s visit. Very well done to everyone involved!”
More information about Rights Respecting School Award accreditation is available on UNICEF’s website.