UNICEF Rights Respecting School

Here at Chesterton the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child is at our heart. We ensure children’s rights are learned, taught, practised, respected, protected and promoted. With children, staff and families working together, Chesterton fosters a respectful and safe environment for all.

We are proud to say that we are a UNICEF Gold Rights Respecting School. This is due to our continued work throughout our curriculum, school community and global action.

 Unicef Rights Respecting Gold Award

We learn about our rights but we also learn 'through’ our rights. To support us in this, we support the ‘WE movement’. WE is all about active participation and providing pupils with the tools to change the world. Our pupils are stepping up and making a difference in their local community and world at large. Through ‘WE’, Chesterton pupils know that no matter your age or where you live, we can all make a positive impact – whether that’s volunteering, fundraising or raising awareness for causes that matter. Our pupils strive to achieve their best for themselves and for others.

Here are the WE campaigns we will be taking part in this academic year (2018-19):

September: WE Scare Hunger

October: ‘Sock-Tober’ Clothing Drive

November: Year 2 WE Volunteer Now

December: Year 6 WE Are Silent

January/February: WE Won’t Rest (Sleepover – Yr 4/5/6 selected pupils)

March: Year 5 WE Rise Above 

April: Year 4 WE Take Charge

May: Year 1 WE Walk for Water

June: Year 3 WE Are Rafifis

July: Nursery Project