Rights Respecting Schools Award

Mountain Ash Comprehensive school is now a Level 1 Rights Respecting School! We are the first comprehensive school in RCT to achieve this. We are working really hard towards our level 2 achievement. We as a Rights Respecting School believe that all children should be able to enjoy and know their 42 rights which are set out in the United Nations Convention For The Rights Of The Child (the UNCRC). The School Senedd and Rights Respecting Steering group are working towards making sure all pupils at Mountain Ash Comprehensive School know their rights.

Earlier in the academic year Tammy Cowell and Olivia Griffiths (year 8) had a wonderful opportunity to perform a presentation to the children’s commissioner for Wales (Sally Holland). Also at the end of 2016 and at the start of 2017 we had two live webinars with Sally Holland ,where we typed questions into the laptop and Sally answered them. Also we have created with the help of Mr Dowden, Mrs Mackie and Mrs Pugh a whole school rights charter so that we can focus on one right each month. We have also a rights charter designed by the year 9 pupils with the help from Mrs Miles and Mr Donavan. Also Tammy Cowell (year 8) designed our rights respecting logo.

We have in plan for the future to be going to all of the primary’s in the local area to inform and educate younger pupils on their rights before they join us in MACS in the future years.

By Tammy Cowell (Year 8) and Olivia Griffiths (Year 8).


School Calendar of Rights 2017 - 2018

Month A Child has the Right ... Article

to be treated fairly no matter who you are, where you are from, what language you speak, what you believe or where you live.

to be with friends and join or set up clubs.




to have a name and a nationality.

to have your own opinion, which is listened to and taken seriously.



November to not be harmed and to be kept safe. 36
December to follow your own religion. 14

to be the best that you can be.

to have a say and their views valued.


to relax and play.



to learn and use their languages and customs.

to a name and nationality.



April to a life. 6
May to good food and water 24
June to a good standard of living 27
July to be the best that you can be. 29


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