Rights Respecting School

We are delighted to announce the following exciting news:


The Rights Respecting Schools Award supports schools to embed the UNCRC into their everyday practice and ethos.

We relaunched our work on this at the beginning of last session and have been learning about the rights, through the rights and for the rights across all areas of our curriculum.

This ensures our pupils are aware of their rights and how duty bearers (adults) help them to access these rights.

Our hard work has now been recognised by UNICEF following a virtual school visit earlier this week and we are delighted to announce that we have been awarded our SILVER Rights Respecting School Award!

You can read our Silver Accreditation Report from the Rights Respecting Schools Association here:


While this has been a collective effort involving all of our pupils, their families and our staff, extra special thanks must go to Mrs Macdonald for all of her hard work in leading the Burgh through this process and making this vision a wonderful reality.

We look forward to continuing and building on our work in school and with our wider school community.




We are becoming a Unicef UK Rights Respecting School!Musselburgh Burgh Primary School aims to be a school where children’s rights are at the heart of our ethos and culture, to improve well-being and to develop every child’s talents and abilities to their full potential.  As part of this plan we are working towards recognition as a ‘Rights Respecting School’, an award given to schools on behalf of Unicef UK.

Unicef is the world’s leading organisation working for children and young people and their rights. In 1989, governments across the world agreed that all children have the same rights by adopting the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). These rights are based on what a child needs to survive, grow, participate and fulfil their potential.

Pupils will learn about their rights by putting them into practice every day. A Rights Respecting School models rights and respect in all its relationships. We have been completing lots of work in class and have started the New Year by introducing a right of the month in assembly.

We really hope that you will be able to support our school on our journey towards becoming a Unicef UK Rights Respecting School. You can find a bit more about the Convention on the Rights of the Child by visiting unicef.org.uk/crc.

For further information about Rights Respecting Schools please visit:  www.unicef.org.uk/rrsa


Many thanks

Emily Macdonald

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