Right of the Month

Children at the High School of Dundee have embarked on a significant awareness-raising drive.

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Members of the Junior Years Pupil Voice group have recently begun their Right of the Month campaign, a project which seeks to promote knowledge and understanding of the various rights in the United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child.

Each month, pupils in the group will unpick one of the 54 articles within the Convention, to show more clearly, via displays and classroom discussions, what it feels, looks and sounds like when that particular right is being respected.

Kicking things off, this month rights surrounding the best interests of the child and parental guidance and a child’s evolving capacities have been examined.

Lisa Carrie, who leads the School’s Rights Respecting Schools work, said, “The Right of the Month initiative is a great way for the children to explore specific articles of the UNCRC. Our PV reps were very keen to show what each right means to them and have been eager to work collaboratively to develop greater understanding of the UNCRC within the school community.”

The Junior School achieved the Silver Rights Respecting Schools Award in May last year in recognition of the efforts it has undertaken to embed the Convention in its practices, policies and ethos, and the Right of the Month initiative is part of the work being undertaken for the Gold Award.