The International School of Catalunya (ISCAT) has received UNICEF’s Rights Respecting Schools Bronze Award and is one of the first schools to pioneer the project outside of the UK.
The award is based on the 1989 Convention of the Rights of the Child and is designed to make our children aware of their rights but also the responsibilities which accompany each one. We believe that in this way students grow to recognize their privileges and can envision their own contribution to a balanced society.
These values are 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 through frequent fundraisers and ‘awareness’ events.