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.




-Updated November 2020