UNICEF Committee

We are delighted to receive SILVER: Rights Committed’ status this June. This award acknowledges the school for the excellent progress towards enabling the principles of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child into out ethos and curriculum.

“This is a fantastic achievement for the school and recognises all the hard work that staff, pupils and parents have put into qualifying for this award. We were able to demonstrate the Honeybourne Primary School puts children’s rights at the heart of everything we do and in doing that, the children feel safe, their voices are heard, and they are empowered to stand up for their rights and for the rights of others around them.”

In 2022, we started on our UNICEF journey, and obtained the ‘Bronze: Rights Committed’ status, which is the first stage of the Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA).

There are four key areas of impact for children at a Rights Respecting School:

  • wellbeing
  • participation
  • relationships
  • self-esteem

The difference that a Rights Respecting School makes goes beyond the school gates, making a positive impact on the whole community.

  • Children are healthier and happier
  • Children feel safe
  • Children have better relationships
  • Children become active and involved in school life and the wider world

Our Achievements

Here’s an update of where we are so far:

  • Students from years 1-6 are members of our wonderful UNICEF Committee
  • We are now working towards the ‘Gold: Rights Aware’ status
  • All children are learning about who and what UNICEF stands for
  • The children have improved parking so it is safer for our children
  • The committee have designed their own UNICEF logo
  • They have promoted helping others in different countries by asking for filled shoeboxes to be sent to children for Christmas
  • They have raised and donated food to the local food bank
  • They have met with Councillor Alastair Adams and County Highways Officer, Barry Barnes and discussed the speed limit, adding another pedestrian crossing and lots more! Since out meeting we now have bollards preventing parking on the corner of school, freshly painted zigzags, new high viz jackets for all pupils and it has been proposed for new flashing speed signs to be implemented on High Street.

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child is the basis of all of UNICEF’s work. It is the most complete statement of children’s rights ever produced and is the most widely-ratified international human rights treaty in history.

The Convention has 54 articles that cover all aspects of a child’s life and set out the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights that all children everywhere are entitled to. It also explains how adults and governments must work together to make sure all children can enjoy all their rights.

Every child has rights “without discrimination of any kind, irrespective of the child’s or his or her parent’s or legal guardian’s race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national, ethnic or social origin, property, disability, birth or other status” (Article 2).

This fits perfectly with Honeybourne’s ethos; it is important for all our young people to be aware of their rights, ensure their protection and have the best start in life.

Each week the children will be learning about their rights and we will be keeping parents and carers informed via our newsletters to help make all of our lives more secure, meaningful, connected and fruitful.

Places Available
From September, we currently have places available in Reception and Years 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6. Please join us on Tuesday 8th October for our Open Morning, from 9am. You will be able to look round the school, see classes in action and have a chat and ask questions over coffee and cake. If you'd like to find out more, please contact us on 01386 830462.
Places Available
We currently have places available in Reception and Years 1, 4 and 5; and we have Reception places available for September 2024. If you'd like to find out more, please contact us on 01386 830462.