Monkspath School has been recognized by UNICEF as being a Rights Respecting School, this means that throughout the school the children are taught that they have rights under the United Nations Charter for the Rights of the Child, they also learn that with every right comes a responsibility; for example ‘We have the right to a clean environment, and a responsibility to keep our environment clean.’
We have a UNICEF team which comprises of a child from each class from Year 3-6. For the last 7 years, the school has taken part in “Day for Change” which is a fundraising activity for UNICEF and the team decide the activity each year and publicise it with letters and posters. The UNICEF group continue to raise awareness about other countries throughout the year with a variety of different activities. This year the focus of the UNICEF group is protecting children caught in disasters like the war in Syria.
Fundraising also takes place throughout the school for other causes.