FOLLOWING a recent accreditation visit Duneane Primary School were pleased to be awarded Rights Respecting School: Silver status.
This UNICEF Programme has involved Duneane PS working to be an inclusive rights-based school.
Various requirements have included ensuring that the United Nation Convention on the Rights of the Child is made known to children, staff and parents and that all members of the school community develop and maintain a community based on equality, respect, non-discrimination and participation.
It was noted during the accreditation visit that there was a high level of importance placed on the health and well-being of staff, children and parents and that there were a number of successful programmes being implemented by the school to help pupils be fully informed on key messages of keeping safe.
The success of the school was perhaps best summed up by one pupil who commented: “We may be a small school but we can do big things.”
Principal Mrs Kerrie Wilsonl commented: “We are so pleased to have official recognition of the emphasis which is placed on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child within our school.
“Our whole school community has really taken on board these rights and infused them throughout all aspects of our school life.
“The success is perhaps best reflected in the awareness that our pupils have shown of the process and the direct influence it is having on their life in school.”