Rights Respecting School


In September 2016 we began our journey to become a ‘Rights Respecting School’, achieving Level 1 (SILVER) accreditation in July 2017. We are incredibly proud to say that in July 2018 we were assessed for Level 2 (GOLD) and were the first school in St. Helens to achieve this!

In July 2018, we proudly became the first school in St Helens to achieve a Level 2 (GOLD) accreditation as a Rights Respecting School. In July 2023, we were successfully reaccredited with the gold award. 



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Read the article in the local press to find out more: https://www.sthelensstar.co.uk/news/23911018.lyme-community-primary-school-awarded-gold-status-rrsa-award/


What is a 'Rights Respecting School'?

‘A UNICEF UK Rights Respecting School is a community where children’s rights are learned, taught, practised, respected, protected and promoted. Children and the school community learn about children’s rights by putting them into practice every day.’ (RRSA website)

In addition to this our children will develop a deeper understanding and respect for other people’s religions, cultures, beliefs and abilities and have a wider and deeper understanding of the world in which we live.

Who are UNICEF?

UNICEF is the world’s leading organisation working for children and their rights.

What is the UN Convention on the Rights of a Child?

In 1989, governments across the world promised that every child would have the same rights when they adopted the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

The convention tells everyone what they must do to make sure that every child can grow, learn, be safe, can be listened to and treated fairly.

There are 43 articles relating to children’s rights in the charter.

What is a global citizen?

Global citizenship is an important part of our children's education.

A global citizen in a Rights Respecting School is someone who knows their rights, believes everybody has rights and is committed to working towards a world where everyone can access their rights. At Lyme we are striving to develop outward looking global citizens





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