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Harrogate district school awarded highest honour by UNICEF

Glasshouses School has been reaccredited as a GOLD Rights Respecting School by UNICEF - the charity's highest honour.

Harrogate district school awarded highest honour by UNICEF A Harrogate District school has been awarded the highest possible honour from UNICEF. The children’s charity has reaccredited Glasshouses School as a GOLD Rights Respecting School. They are one of just six schools in North Yorkshire who have received the accreditation. Deputy Headteacher Nicola Wilkinson said:

“Children across the world are all entitled to the same rights. "At Glasshouses, children not only learn about their rights, but they actively promote and support other children to enjoy their rights.”
The school’s pupils have written to MPs and the Prime Minister to ask for changes to the laws around supporting refugee children. They have also been raising money to send school supplies to children after the earthquakes in Turkey whilst raising hundreds of pounds during UNICEF Soccer Aid Week to pay for a village to have a water filter system fitted. Nicola added:
“Being a GOLD Rights Respecting School means that children act as global citizens. “Part  of being a GOLD RRSA school means that pupils are all involved in making decisions about school and the rules, recognising that everyone has a right to learn.”
The UNICEF report states:
“Pupil Voice continues to be a strength at Glasshouses. Every child is part of a leadership group. “Children are actively engaged in raising awareness of children's rights on the community and supporting children globally to enjoy their rights. “Inclusion is a key strength and central to the school's vision, filtering through all activities and supporting children's safety and wellbeing.”
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