Watson's Rights Respecting School leaflets an example of best practice

Watson's Rights Respecting School leaflets an example of best practice

Published on 22 May 2019

We are delighted to have been informed that our Rights Respecting Schools ( RSS) leaflets are being held up as an example of best practice by UNICEF.

Our RRS leaflet was created to support new staff, parents and pupils and provide them with information about our values and how these reflect the principles set out by the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Our Junior School currently holds UNICEF’s RSS Gold Award, which we are incredibly proud of.  This means that everyone, whatever their role in the school, should feel safe, listened to and treated with respect and dignity.

The leaflets feature artwork by some of our Junior School pupils, that was also selected to be displayed on the front cover of ‘Tick Talk’, the Junior School’s magazine.

When submitting their artwork, our pupils were asked to think about creating something that would incorporate images that relate to the school, rights and a global dimension as we look outwards as well as inwards.

This brief was wonderfully met, as can be seen on the front of the leaflet, with George Watson's Galleon both flying international flags and the UNICEF flag. 

The featured artwork was by then P6 pupils Lucy Cowan, Keira Rennie and Lottie Beveridge. As well as Imogen Blair and Caroline Wilson, both then in P7.

You can view the leaflet here.