In November, Pupils at Kerr Mackie took part in a special event marking the 30th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Back in 2016, Kerr Mackie was accredited with a UNICEF SILVER Rights Award, in recognition of what pupils and staff had achieved to become a Rights Respecting School (RRS) and since then, the RRS focus has continued on supporting pupils to grow into confident, caring and responsible young citizens both in school and within the wider community.
A group of councillors, along with senior council staff visited the school to find out how the convention provides an overarching set of values that improve the climate for learning within school.
Headteacher Jennifer Millington said:
‘Children really are at the heart of all we do at Kerr Mackie. Our pupils take great pride in showcasing their learning on why we are a Rights Respecting School.’
Max, a Rights Respecting School Champion in Year 6, said: ‘Without rights children might not be protected as much as they are and every child deserves to be protected and have a good life.’
Read the full story in 23rd November’s Yorkshire Evening Post