We are proud to be a Rights Respecting school, working towards level 2 of the UNICEF program to implement the 54 articles of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in our school.
The four main principles of the UNCRC are non-discrimination, participation, best interest, and life, survival and development.
Article 2 on non-discrimination states:
The convention applies to everyone: whatever their ethnicity, gender, religion, abilities; whatever they think or say; whatever type of family they come from.
Ferryhill School is a Rights Respecting School. Of the 54 articles listed in the UN Covention of the Rights of the Child, we have chosen 4 articles to be focus areas for our school.
Article 12 of the UNCRC focuses on participation.
Every child has the right to say what they think in all matters affecting them and to have their views taken seriously
Ferryhill is a Rights Respecting school, having achieved level 1 of the UNICEF Rights Respecting award.
As a school, we have chosen 4 articles to focus our efforts on.
Article 3 focuses on the best interest of our children:
The best interest of the child must be a top priority in all things that affect children.
Ferryhill School is a Rights Respecting School and we have chosen four articles in the UNCRC as focus areas for our school.
Article 6 states focuses on life, survival, and development:
Every child has the right to life and governments must do all they can to ensure that children survive and develop to their full potential.