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Rights Respecting

Rights Respecting School - UNCRC

What is a Rights Respecting School (RRS)?

A rights-respecting school is a community where children’s rights are learned, taught, practised, respected, protected and promoted. Young people and the school community learn about children’s rights by putting them into practice every day. 

At Green Dragon we are proud to be:

  • part of a whole-school community that learns about the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
  • a school which has a rights-respecting ethos
  • a school full of children who are empowered to become active citizens and learners. 

The impacts of being an RRS:

  • a sense of security as rights-respecting language and behaviour is used consistently throughout the school
  • an understanding and respect of religions, cultures, beliefs, and abilities different to their own
  • a wider and deeper understanding of the world in which they live.


The important concepts are:

  • to distinguish between wants and needs;
  • that the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is a charter of rights for all the world's children up to the age of eighteen;
  • that rights are the same as needs put in a framework (the CRC) which nearly all governments and many people in the world agree on;
  • that we can enjoy our rights only when we respect the rights of everyone else.

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