UNICEF Silver Award to St George's
St George's is delighted to have been awarded the Silver Award by UNICEF's Rights Respecting School Programme. A Rights Respecting School is a community where children’s rights are taught, respected, and promoted. The Award is based on principles of equality, dignity, respect, non-discrimination and participation. Over the last 18 months staff and students have raised awareness of rights through assemblies, workshops, and art. Other rights-related projects include the introduction of new co-curricular clubs, changes to school signage, a ‘Listening Ears’ service, and the creation of a ‘peace place’ for prayer and reflection.
Our school head, Mrs Carol Chandler-Thompson says: "The Silver Award from UNICEF recognises the strength of our community at St George's as well as the importance we place upon enabling all our students to find their voice and use it for positive change; an invaluable skill in the world today. Our staff and students have worked collaboratively to introduce innovations in school for the benefit of the whole community and I am exceptionally proud of them. The Rights Respecting Award has been a really positive way to draw all this work together."