School puts UNCRC at heart of ethos and culture

A school in the UK has put the UN Convention on the Right of the Child (UNCRC) at the heart of a its practice to improve well-being and help all children and young people realise their potential.

This is something our schools here in Ireland could really learn from.

A spokesman for the school said: “By adopting the UNCRC and weaving it into the school’s curriculum, Fernhurst Primary School is improving the well-being of its children, developing their talents and abilities to the fullest and creating children who feel empowered and who respect each other and those around them. 

“There is now growing evidence that by following and achieving this …it helps to improve children’s self-esteem, enhance their moral development and improve behaviour and relationships. In turn, not only does this help the children, but the staff as well, thereby improving the school overall and our learning and academic standards.”

Read all about it here.

 

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