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Oasis Academy Aspinal gets award from Unicef for commitment to children's rights

Oasis Academy Aspinal gets award from Unicef for commitment to children's rights

A Greater Manchester school has been recognised by the United Nations Children’s Fund for its commitment to children’s rights.

Oasis Academy Aspinal in Manchester has received a Bronze award from Unicef UK’s Rights Respecting Schools programme.

The Rights Respecting Schools Award is granted to schools that show commitment to promoting and realising children's rights and encouraging adults, children and young people to respect the rights of others in school.

Bronze is the first accolade given by Unicef UK and shows that a school is beginning its journey to a deep and thorough commitment to children's rights at all levels of school life. Around 600 schools across the UK have the accolade.

Angela Sweeting, Principal of Oasis Academy Aspinal, said; “This award is an amazing milestone for our school community and demonstrate the positive impact of the Rights Respecting Schools Award on pupils and the school. We are all committed to providing the best possible start in life for all the children in our care.”

The award recognises achievements in putting the United National Convention on the Rights of the Child at the heart of a school’s planning, policies and practice.

A Rights Respecting School is a community where children's rights are learned, taught, practised, respected, protected and promoted.

Susan Hardy, Teacher at Oasis Academy Aspinal, added; “Our pupils will learn about their rights by putting them into practice every day. A Rights Respecting School models rights and respect in all its relationships.”

The Unicef UK Rights Respecting Schools initiative is aimed at schools across the country, including those in an early years setting.

Daniel Marsh