Richland to Become a Rights Respecting School

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Richland to Become a Rights Respecting School

Richland Academy has launched its campaign to be recognized as a Rights Respecting School in association with Unicef Canada. Unicef Canada’s Rights Respecting Schools Initiative uses the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child as a basis for enhancing an inclusive, participatory and respectful school culture for children and adults. With an engaging and hands-on program grounded in children’s rights, the Rights Respecting Schools Initiative enriches school culture in a way that is directly connected to the work that Richland is already doing.

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At Richland, we strive to ensure that children’s best interests are at the centre of all decisions, and look forward to this exciting partnership with Unicef Canada.



  • Sarah Hutchison | Education Manager, UNICEF Canada
    January 7, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    Congratulations Richland Academy!

    What a beautiful beginning to this journey you are taking. We at UNICEF Canada are extremely proud of your commitment to ensuring that all rights are upheld and protected for all children. We are honoured to stand beside you as you undertake the enriching and transformative experience of Rights Respecting Schools.

    Well done!

  • Thank you Sarah!

    I could not be more excited to heading up our Children’s Rights Team as we begin this important and meaningful initiative. What began with the provocation of a poster of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) I put up in my classroom, has taken flight and developed into a passion for Children’s Rights that the whole school is plugged into.

    Stay tuned to see highlights from the Holiday Concert “We Are the World: An Evening in Celebration of Children’s Rights”, which was a Children’s Rights themed show featuring song such as “Forever Young” by Rod Sewart, “Man in the Mirror by Michael Jackson, and “Holiday” by Madonna. We celebrated the UNCRC and our school’s cultural diversity by celebrating the season together as a community with our friends and family. It was a night to remember for all of us!