Pupils’ project earns Unicef certificate
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.