July 2018 saw the wonderful culmination of several years’ commitment, when we became officially a Rights Respecting School and received Unicef’s Gold Award. We are delighted to be the first school in Sunderland to achieve Gold! Our children learn about rights, through rights and for rights and everything done in school is underpinned by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)
Children at Diamond Hall Junior Academy know that all children have the same rights. No one right is more important than others. Rights are universal. They do not have to be earned.
We chose to strive to be a ‘Rights Respecting School’ because we want our pupils to be kind, respectful, knowledgeable, articulate, confident, tolerant and globally-aware citizens of the 21st century.
Please watch our video below that explains what being 'rights respecting' means to our pupils or scroll down to see what rights respecting activities we have completed so far this year.