Pupils’ project earns Unicef cer­tifi­cate

The Oban Times - - Districts -

KIN­LOCHLEVEN High School’s eco com­mit­tee is mak­ing its mark in the Rights Re­spect­ing School Award (RRSA).

The award, run by Unicef UK, en­cour­ages schools to place the UN Con­ven­tion on the Rights of the Child (CRC) at the heart of its ethos and cur­ricu­lum.

Unicef 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 Kin­lochleven RRSA em­beds these val­ues in daily school life and gives chil­dren the best chance to lead happy, healthy lives and to be re­spon­si­ble, ac­tive cit­i­zens.

Kin­lochleven young­sters have vol­un­teered to be a part of a Unicef club, which meets ev­ery Wed­nes­day lunchtime. They have com­pleted a sur­vey and cre­ated an ac­tion plan which they pre­sented at the sec­ond com­mu­nity meet­ing for the refugee re­set­tle­ment as well as at a school assem­bly.

To ac­knowl­edge their hard work and ded­i­ca­tion, they have been re­warded with a Recog­ni­tion of Com­mit­ment cer­tifi­cate, the first step to­wards the full Rights Re­spect­ing School Award.

Head teacher Re­becca Machin said: ‘I am very proud of the com­mit­ment of these young peo­ple. The United Na­tions Char­ter for the Rights of the Child is a won­der­ful doc­u­ment but hard to fully get to grips with. These pupils have done a ster­ling job at get­ting us all started. Well done.’

Fiona Janzen, Ben Green and Con­nor Maclean, all in S2, show off their Unicef cer­tifi­cate.

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