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St. Giles Church of England Primary School

You must love one another as I have loved you.’ John 13 v 34.

‘learn to love and love to learn’.

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UNICEF UK's Rights Respecting Schools Award

We are the UK Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF UK), a charity entirely funded by supporters, raising funds for UNICEF's work for children globally 🌍💙 We also promote and protect children's rights in the UK and internationally ✊📣 Watch our YouTube for news and stories from around the world, with updates from our ambassadors and supporters Tom Hiddleston, Ewan McGregor, Gemma Chan and our UNICEF UK President, Olivia Colman!

The Rights Respecting Schools Award puts children’s rights at the heart of schools in the UK.


The UK Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF UK) works with schools in the UK to create safe and inspiring places to learn, where children are respected, their talents are nurtured and they are able to thrive. The Rights Respecting Schools Award embeds these values in daily school life and gives children the best chance to lead happy, healthy lives and to be responsible, active citizens.

Using the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) as the guide, we are working  to become fully Rights Respecting.


The Award recognises a school’s achievement in putting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child into practice within the school and beyond.


We are on our journey to become Gold  Rights Respecting School. 


There are three stages to the Rights Respecting Schools Award.


Together young people and the school community learns about children’s rights, putting them into practice every day. The Award is not just about what children do but also, importantly, what adults do. In our school, children’s rights are promoted and realised, adults and children work towards this goal together.


There are four key areas of impact for children at a Rights Respecting school; wellbeing, participation, relationships and self-esteem.


Our Silver Rights Aware work 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

Digital Leaders Presentation- Online Safety



UNICEF Ambassadors have the opportunity to review and contribute all School Polices, to ensure that together with staff and governors, children's rights are highlighted in every policy and are put into practice every day. This ensures that whole school makes children's rights explicit across the school, ensuring that rights-based principles underpin all  policy, practice and decisions made by the school. 


As a result:


1) Children are healthier and happier

2) Children feel safe

3) Children have better relationships

4) Children become active and involved in all aspects of school life and the wider world. 


 St Giles' CE Primary School has a fully established rights-based approach which is firmly embedded within the ethos and culture of the school at all levels. The following concepts are understood and practiced by all duty bearers and are known and understood by children and young people according to their evolving capacities:


1) Dignity

2) Non-discrimination

3) Bests interest of the child

4)Life, survival and development 

5) Participation

UNICEF Themed Poetry Recital

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UNICEF Class Charters

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 and education on health and well-being so that children can stay healthy. Richer countries must help poorer countries achieve this.

WaterAid transforms lives by improving access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation in the world's poorest communities. We work with partners and influence decision-makers to maximise our impact. Find out more in this short introduction. This video has captions for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

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'(We are) Unstoppable' lyric video (performance track) - Sing Up Day 2021

Join singers around the world on 30 June for Sing Up Day. More info: Words and Music by Emily Barden Illustration and animation by Ella Watson Become a Sing Up Friend (it's free) to take part and download '(We are) Unstoppable' (also free) today by visiting

We've All Got Rights

'We've all got rights' is a fantastic song and animation by children and staff from Crosby High School, a Unicef UK Rights Respecting School in Liverpool. Fi...

Rights of the Child animation

Video clip describing young people's rights under international human rights law (the Convention on the Rights of the Child or CRC for short) in friendly lan...

Unicef Action Plan - Silver

This week the church celebrated Trinity Sunday and it is also Refugee Week 2019, (Article 22- Refugee children) the theme of which is the title for this assembly. Trinity Sunday invites Christians to consider one of the mysteries of our faith: the doctrine of the Trinity, as a community of love that we are called to emulate. In understanding that we are called to love one another regardless of difference, children will be inspired to view all people who are refugees with love and generosity and think of ways that they can ‘welcome’ them regardless of circumstances.

Pentecost: Article 38 (war and armed conflicts) Governments must not allow children under the age of 15 to take part in war or join the armed forces. Governments must do everything they can to protect and care for children affected by war and armed conflicts.