The Rights Respecting School Award (RRSA) is a reward from UNICEF to the school for pupils and staff being aware of young people’s rights and being respectful to one another.
This respect can be in or out of school, in a different country and is as important for staff as it is for pupils.
Dunoon Grammar School has achieved its Bronze level award which means that we are committed to becoming a Rights Respecting School and we have a clear plan of how we are going to achieve this. Some of our projects include improving the school environment to meet the rights of Article 31 “All children have the right to relax and play and to join in with a wide range of activities.”
In total there are 38 rights that are specific to children. At DGS through talking to pupils and staff and collecting their views, we will identify the top 12 rights that we will focus on to improve in our school.
We hope that being a Rights Respecting School will give all of our young people the right to have a safe, friendly and stimulating environment in which to learn. We hope that this means Dunoon Grammar School pupils will grow up to be respectful not only to all other people whatever their background, but also to the world in which we all live.
Our charter can be found here: School Charter