Pupils from The Willows and Haveley Hey Primary School visited Frank Price Court, one of Wythenshawe Community Housing Group’s sheltered housing schemes, as part of their Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA) work.
The Unicef UK RRSA supports schools across the UK to embed children’s human rights in their ethos and culture. The award recognises achievement in putting the UN Convention on the Right of the Child (UNCRC) at the heart of a school’s practice to improve well-being and help all children realise their potential.
Clare Elliott from The Children of Success Schools Trust, the governing Academy Trust of Haveley Hey and The Willows Primary Schools, said: “This visit to Frank Price Court has given our pupils a chance to find out more about what it was like to live in Wythenshawe in times gone by and how things have changed. They have really enjoyed looking at old photos and chatting to the residents about their memories. It is living history and has really brought the project to life for them.”
The award is based on principles of equality, dignity, respect, non-discrimination and participation. The initiative started in 2006 and schools involved in the Award have reported a positive impact on relationships and well-being, leading to better learning and behaviour, improved academic standards and less bullying.