Building a bright future together

Rights Respecting School

What does it mean to be a Rights Respecting School?

Our Rights Respecting Tree ..................... So far!!

This masterpiece is based on Article 2 of the UNCRC which states that: “All children have these rights", no matter who they are, where they live, what their parents do, what language they speak, what their religion is, whether they are a boy or a girl, what their culture is, whether they have a disability, whether they are rich or poor. No child should be treated unfairly on any basis.”

This masterpiece will be the signature piece of artwork for the Ulster Hospital and will hopefully be unveiled in Winter 2016. The next stage is to attach the words and symbols that our children and young people felt best represented their thoughts in relation to Article 2 onto the branches of the tree for the finished product. A number of our young people from 6th Form will be visiting Kevin Killen’s workshop over the next few weeks to see him in action working on our Rights Respecting tree.

This community project is funded by the Dundonald Extended Schools Cluster. The cluster is made up of the following schools: Dundonald Primary School Brooklands Primary School Tullycarnet Primary School Longstone School Dundonald High School We are delighted to work in partnership with the staff and pupils from all of the above schools to raise awareness within the Dundonald community of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.  The Convention has changed the way children are viewed and treated – i.e.. as human beings with a distinct set of rights instead of as passive objects of care and charity.

The UNCRC is embedded in Policy and Practice within Tor Bank School and we are fully committed to advancing children’s rights within our local community and wider afield.