Unicef

UNICEF

Iscat is proud to announce its commitment to the Unicef Rights Respecting Schools Award. This award is based on the 1989 Convention of the Rights of the Child and is, to the best of our knowledge, not seen in other British international schools in Spain.

The award is designed to make our children aware of their rights and the ways in which they must respect them. For example, children have the right to play and must respect that right by not unfairly infringing upon the rights of others.

Naturally, the convention is embedded throughout the culture of our school from individual lesson plans to whole school policy. Our senior leadership team makes all key decisions with the convention in mind and our children communicate with each other using the Unicef RRS language. Each class has an elected representative that forms part of a student council or ´steering group´ and we successfully collaborate with school families, local businesses and Unicef UK and Catalunya.

Essentially, we ask our community to express empathy and gratitude and as best they can and to take action against any injustice felt by children around the world. Regular fundraisers and informative assemblies are just some of the ways our community have achieved this. The result is a united school community ready to raise awareness, protect and preserve the rights of the child no matter how far.

As of February 2018, we became an official Rights Committed School by achieving the Unicef UK Bronze Award. This is the first of three stages to becoming a fully accredited Rights Respecting School and we are currently well on track to receive the Silver Award.

We look forward to sharing this worthwhile and life changing journey with you all. Please see our Day for Change video as we feel it best represents the tone and the success of this award.