UNICEF Rights Respecting Award

We are a Unicef Rights Respecting School and are currently working towards the gold award.

Children's rights play a huge part in the daily life of our school with our children, staff and parents learning about the rights of the child via UNICEF Articles of the Week and we regularly recognise our Duty Bearers in our school celebration assemblies and in our displays around school.

Our Timeline

September 2018:

We have achieved our bronze award for the Unicef Rights Respecting School award. This means that we are showing a continued commitment to learning about the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and encouraging an atmosphere of equality, dignity, respect, non-discrimination and participation.


June 2019:

We have achieved our silver award for the Unicef Rights Respecting School award. This means that we are showing an enhanced commitment to learning about the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and continue to promote and encourage an atmosphere of equality, dignity, respect, non-discrimination and participation throughout the school

Over the next 12 months we will continue to add to this page with events, activities and evidence of our progression towards our silver award.

June 2019:

Fire Horse Productions E-Safety Workshop - Key Stage 2

The staff and children of Key Stage 2 were visited by FireHorse Theatre Company who performed their latest e-safety themed production for our children in Key Stage 2.

This is activity linked to the following articles:

  • Article 16. Everyone has the right to privacy.

  • Article 17 Governments must help protect children from materials that could harm them.


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June 2019:

Awarded UNICEF UK Outright Award 2018

The staff and children of Lea Forest achieved the UNICEF UK Outright Award 2018.

This is activity linked to the following articles:

  • Article 12: Every child has the right to have their views taken seriously.



June 2019: ICT Week

Over the course of a week all children in every year group will be taking part in a variety of activities themed around the safe use of technology and how to prevent cyber bullying.

  • This is activity linked to the following articles:

  • Article 16. Everyone has the right to privacy.

  • Article 17 Governments must help protect children from materials that could harm them.



June 2019: African Drumming Workshop

Children from Years 3-5 took part in a day of African drumming and learnt the history of African music and Djembe drums.

  • This is activity linked to the following articles:

  • Article 29 Education must encourage respect for all cultures.




July 2019: The Human Life Cycle

Children from Years 4 took part in a workshop studying the Human Life Cycle

  • This is activity linked to the following articles:

  • Article 28 Every child has the right to a good education.




July 2019: PSHE - Puberty

Children from Years 4 took part in a workshop studying puberty

  • This is activity linked to the following articles:

  • Article 28 Every child has the right to a good education.




July 2019: Mindfulness and meditation in Forest School

Children from Years 4 and Yr3 took part in a mindfulness workshop during their Forest School session

  • This is activity linked to the following articles:

  • Article 24 Every Child has the right to the best possible health.




July 2019: News update

PANTS SRE Scheme

  • This is activity linked to the following articles:

  • Article 34 Governments have the right to protect children from abuse.




July 2019: News update

All children watch the CBBC Newsround daily report in Key Stage 2

  • This is activity linked to the following articles:

  • Article 17 Every Child has the right to reliable information from the media.




July 2019: Class Charters

All classes have a display dedicated to the class charter and UNICEF Rights Respecting Information.

  • This is activity linked to the following articles:

  • Article 28 Every child has the right to a good education.




September 2019: Class Charters

#LFP4RW are discussing their rights and gathering ideas for their class charter.

  • This is activity linked to the following articles:

  • Article 28 Every child has the right to a good education.




September 2019: Artistic Activities

Drummer Jeff Rich Visits Lea Forest and performs with our children

  • This is activity linked to the following articles:

  • Article 31 Every child has the right to a good education.




September 2019: Children's Right's Club

Our Key Stage 2 Children have created a Debating Club supported by Miss Hadfield.

  • This is activity linked to the following articles:

  • Article 13 Every child has the right to a have a a say in a debate.




September 2019: European Day Of Languages

As a school we celebrated the European Day Of Language with children learning new skills in BSL, German, French, Spanish and their home language.

  • This is activity linked to the following articles:

  • Article 30 Every child has the right to speak in the language of their family.




October 2019: First School Council Meeting

As a school we elected representatives from all classes to form our school council and met with Miss Hadfield to discuss how we can make our school even better

  • This is activity linked to the following articles:

  • Article 12 Every child has the right to have a say.




October 2019: Celebration of Diwali and Indian Dancing

As a school we celebrated the festival of Diwali by learning about indian dancing.

  • This is activity linked to the following articles:

  • Article 14 Every Child has the right to practice their own religion.




November 2019: Going For Gold

As a school we launched our going for gold project as we aim to achieve the Gold UNICEF Rights Respecting Award.




December 2019: Celebrating Human Rights Day

As a school we celebrated Human Rights day on December 10th and children completed tasks and challenges in class and at home.




January 2020: Discussing Ideas for a sustainable school

Our school councillors met with Mr Croxon and Mr Jules to discuss how we could improve our buildings environmental impact and ensure our school becomes more sustainable.




January 2020: RSE Staff Working Party

Miss Hadfield met with #OneAET colleagues to discuss and shape the trust's RSE policy and curriculum.




February 2020: Parent Workshop - Anti bullying

Miss Hadfield led a parent workshop on Anti Bullying and child welfare.



March 2020: Lea Forest Achieves National Online Safety Centre Certified Status

This links to:

16 Every child has a right to privacy

17 Every child has the right to reliable information from the media. Government must protect children from materials that cause them harm.



April 2020: Lea Forest Achieves EAL Quality Mark Gold Award

This links to:

  • Article 28 Every child has the right to a good education.

  • Article 30 Every child has the right to speak in the language of their family.



June 2020: Lea Forest celebrates our duty bearers of the week with rights respecting awards




June 2020: Lea Forest achieves the IQM mark

  • Article 28 Every child has the right to a good education.




September 2020: Lea Forest celebrates European Day Of Languages

This links to:

  • Article 28 Every child has the right to a good education.

  • Article 30 Every child has the right to speak in the language of their family.

  • Article 31 Every child has the right to experience different cultures.


September 2020: Lea Forest achieves the Bronze Anti Bullying Quality Mark

This links to:

  • Article 28 Every child has the right to a good education.



October 2020: Lea Forest supports Show Racism The Red Card

This links to:

  • Article 2: The article applies to everyone: whatever their race, religion or abilities, whatever they think or say, whatever type of family they come from.



October 2020: Lea Forest Achieves National Online Safety Centre Certified Status for 2020-2021

This links to:

16 Every child has a right to privacy

17 Every child has the right to reliable information from the media. Government must protect children from materials that cause them harm.



October 2020: Lea Forest achieves the IQM Centre of Excellence Award

  • Article 28 Every child has the right to a good education.




November 2020: Celebration of Diwali

As a school we celebrated the festival of Diwali

  • This is activity linked to the following articles:

  • Article 14 Every Child has the right to practice their own religion.




November 2020: Big Hearted Week

As a school we celebrated Anti Bullying Week at Lea Forest and took part in Odd Socks Day to raise awareness of the importance of being different and celebrating everything that makes us unique.




November 2020: Junior PCSO's Working with our local police team

Our new Junior PCSO's met with officers from West Midlands Police and community leaders to discuss how we could help improve our community.


This links to article 12 - Every Child has the right to have a say in all matters affecting them, and to have their views taken seriously.

December 2020: Christmas Celebrations

As a school we celebrated Christmas with our community performing virtual carol concerts and a nativity play.


This links to Article 31 - every child has the right to take part in a wide range of cultural activities.


January 2021: Take Part Art Winter Wonderland!

As a school we took part in a Winter Art challenge with children invited to create winter artwork outside.


This links to Article 29 - education must develop every child's talents and abilities to the full.


January 2021: Lego Club!

As a school had the opportunity to participate in a Lego Club with our learning mentors.


This links to Article 29 - education must develop every child's talents and abilities to the full.


January 2021: Lea Forest Food Bank

As a school we worked with organisations in our community to provide food parcels and a food bank for our community.


This links to Article 24 - Government must work to provide nutritious food and clean water so children can stay healthy.


February 2021: Lea Forest Achieves Two Online Safety Awards

At Lea Forest we are committed to keeping our children and wider school community safe online #OnlineSafety


This links to Article 17 - Every child has the right to reliable information from the media.


February 2021: Lea Forest Achieves Two Online Safety Awards

At Lea Forest we are committed to keeping our children and wider school community safe online #OnlineSafety Our Year 4's put their digital skills to the test to see if they could spot fake adverts and the information that a cyber criminal may gain from us.


This links to Article 17 - Every child has the right to reliable information from the media.

This links to Article 14 - Every child has the right to privacy and to ensure data about themselves is kept safe and secure.


February 2021: Lea Forest Mental Health Week

At Lea Forest we are committed to improving our children's Mental Health and Well being. Children have participated in a range of well being activities that promote good mental health.


This links to Article 24 - Every Child has the right to the best possible health.


February 2021: Lea Forest's Well Being Wednesday's

At Lea Forest we are committed to improving our children's Mental Health and Well being. We launched our Well Being Wednesday's to help promote good mental heath.


This links to Article 24 - Every Child has the right to the best possible health.


February 2021: Lea Forest celebrates LGBT History Month

At Lea Forest we are committed to improving our children's Mental Health and Well being. We launched our Well Being Wednesday's to help promote good mental heath.


This links to Article 31 - Every Child has the right to take part in a wide range of cultural activities.


March 2021: Lea Forest Celebrated Autism Awareness Day

At Lea Forest we are committed to embracing our remarkable differences and working together as a community. In March we celebrated Autism Awareness Day with a range of activities.


This links to Article 23 - A child with a disability has the right to live a full and decent life with dignity and independence, and to play an active part in the community.


March 2021: Lea Forest Celebrated Red Nose Day

At Lea Forest we are committed to embracing our remarkable differences and helping those in need. We raised money for comic relief this year that will go towards families in need in our local community and in communities in Africa.

This links to Article 23 - A child with a disability has the right to live a full and decent life with dignity and independence, and to play an active part in the community.


March 2021: Year 5 Shakespeare Experience

At Lea Forest we are committed to embracing our remarkable differences and working together as a community. In March we celebrated Autism Awareness Day with a range of activities.


This links to Article 31- Every Child has the right to take part in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities.


March 2021: Year 3 Shakespeare Experience

At Lea Forest we are committed to embracing our remarkable differences and working together as a community. In March we celebrated Autism Awareness Day with a range of activities.


This links to Article 31- Every Child has the right to take part in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities.


March 2021: Lea Forest 5 Ways To Well Being

At Lea Forest we are committed to improving our children's Mental Health and Well being. Children have participated in a range of sporting and well being activities that promote good mental and physical health.


This links to Article 24 - Every Child has the right to the best possible health.


March 2021: Lea Forest Celebrates World Book Day

At Lea Forest we are committed to improving our children's Mental Health and Well being. Children have participated in a range of sporting and well being activities that promote good mental and physical health.


This links to Article 29 - Education must develop every child's personality, talents and abilities to the full.


April 2021: Lea Forest Bikeability Month

At Lea Forest we are committed to improving our children's Mental Health and Well being. All children children in Key Stage 2 have had the opportunity to learn how to ride a bike safely and improve their cycling skills.


This links to Article 24 - Every Child has the right to the best possible health.


April 2021: Artist Darrell Wakelam Visits Lea Forest

At Lea Forest we are committed to developing our children's talents. Artist Darrell Wakelam spent a week working with children from across the school to create a remarkable display.


This links to Article 24 - Every Child has the right to the best possible health.


April 2021: Lea Forest Sustainable School Aims

At Lea Forest we are committed to protecting our environment and reducing the impact of our building on our planet. We actively recycle paper, batteries and waste materials in school and have created a Litter Picking Task Force to help improve our local community.


This links to Article 29 - Education must encourage the child's respect for their environment.


May 2021: Lea Forest Celebrate Number Day

At Lea Forest we celebrated our love of mathematics with Number Day! Children took part in arange of activi


This links to Article 28 - Every child has the right to an education.


-Updated May 2021