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Ysgol Gynradd Coed-y-Garn Primary School

Rights Respecting Schools

At Coed-y-Garn we create a safe and inspiring place to learn. Rights are respected, talents are nurtured and everyone is given the opportunity to thrive. 


As we are a Rights Respecting School (RRS) our Rights Ambassadors group are responsible for driving RRS ensuring Rights are known each week throughout the school.  


The UNICEF UK Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA) is based on principles of equality, dignity, respect, non-discrimination and participation. The RRSA seeks to put the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child at the heart of a school’s ethos and culture to improve well-being and develop every child’s talents and abilities to their full potential. 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. Children within Coed Y Garn partake in weekly activities that help to promote the 42 Rights of the child.


Coed-y-Garn received the RRSA Silver award in 2019. As a school we are striving to achieve our Gold accreditation in the not to distant future! We will keep you updated.


We are delighted to have our own Rights Ambassadors. This is made up of a group of Coed y Garn pupils, of whom have the important responsibility of ensuring Rights are displayed around the school, and Rights are delivered each week.  


As a whole school in July 2021 we took part in Fairness week where we compared our lives to those that are not as fortunate as us. Year 4 and Year 5 both decided they wanted to make a change and decided to raise money to help people with their sanitation. We were delighted that enough funds were raised to twin with a toilet in Malawi. The funds provided a small village with adequate sanitation. Diolch yn fawr to all children and adults who helped make this happen. 


Throughout the school we adopt a rights respecting approach. All classes create their own class charters identifying key objectives from the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). All children are encouraged to follow their class charter.


Support for the UNCRC is also promoted through weekly Rights and Responsibilities assemblies which focus on recognising and celebrating rights, and developing all children as confident and informed citizens able to make good choices for themselves and the school community.


As a Rights Respecting School we promote children’s rights and responsibilities. We encourage everyone to make the  right choices and to be Ready, Respectful,  Safe.