Sweyne Park has taken its first steps to becoming ambassadors for UNICEF. Their work so far has been recognised with the ROC award. This recognises how far the rights of children are embedded in the curriculum. Some of the steering group who have led this initiative are picture above with the certificate.

As part of their education at The Sweyne Park School, pupils learn about their rights and the responsibilities that come with this. The Rights Respecting Group represents pupils from each year group and has been working to make sure that everybody associated with the school, staff and parents included, knows about the rights children have and the importance ensuring that these rights are respected.

UNICEF has recognised the efforts of pupils and staff at the school so far by awarding the Recognition of Commitment (ROC) Award. This is the first step on the way to achieving prestigious ‘Rights Respecting School’ status and represents a fantastic achievement on behalf of the focus group and of the school as a whole.

The Rights Respecting Group have been involved in many projects across the school and have worked with other groups such as the Eco Warriors and School Council to make the school an even better place to learn.