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Primary Division’s Rights Respecting School Award

Bury Grammar School's Primary Division Achieves Silver: Rights Aware School Accreditation. Rights Aware is the second stage of the Rights Respecting Schools Award. 

Bury Grammar School is proud to announce that our Primary Division has received the prestigious Silver: Rights Aware School accreditation in collaboration with UNICEF and Rights Respecting Schools. This accomplishment reflects our commitment to instilling an understanding of Children's Rights within both our curriculum and the daily lives of our pupils. 

Primary Award


The Rights Respecting School website explains the award as follows: 

“Together young people and the school community learn about children’s rights, putting them into practice every day. The Award is not just about what children do but also, importantly, what adults do. In Rights Respecting Schools children’s rights are promoted and realised, adults and children work towards this goal together.” 

The award is given when pupils understand they have rights, know their voices are heard and are supported by adults. 

Over the past months, our pupils have actively engaged in finding out about the Children's Rights principles. Through dedicated efforts, they have embraced the significance of these rights in shaping their daily experiences within our school. A group of Primary Division pupils and BGS (Bury Grammar School) staff members had the privilege of engaging with our accreditor, sharing insights about our school, and expressing the pride we feel for the completed work. This accreditation marks a significant milestone in our ongoing dedication to fostering a Rights Respecting ethos. 

Mrs Aylin, Primary Assistant Head (Pastoral), expressed her enthusiasm, stating,

"Pupils have thoroughly enjoyed learning about children's rights and why they are so important." 

The active involvement of pupils in the journey to gaining the Silver award has been commendable. Lewis and Olivia from Year 3, Wilfred and Lois from Year 4, and Hugo, Henry, and Millie from Year 5 and 6 respectively, have been exemplary contributors to the success of this initiative. And Wilfred in Year 4 told us,  

“We are all feeling very proud to have received the Silver award!” 

The commitment of our pupils, staff, and the school community displays our dedication to creating an environment that respects and promotes the rights of every child.