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On Thursday, pupils and staff at Dersingham Primary School started their journey towards becoming a UNICEF ‘Rights Respecting School’. 

UNICEF is the world’s leading organisation working for children and their rights. In 1989, governments worldwide promised all children the same rights by adopting the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Pupils spent the day writing poetry, stories and reports on the theme of children’s rights which culminated in an inspirational event in the afternoon attended by parents and other members of the school community. Everyone was also treated to a special performance by the school choir who premiered their original song entitled ‘May I Be Kind,’ which empowers children to uphold their rights.  

Head teacher, Lando Du Plooy said, ‘The ‘Rights Respecting School’ award will help our pupils to grow into confident, caring and responsible young citizens both in school and the wider community. By learning about their rights our pupils will also learn about the importance of respecting the rights of others’.

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