Students to collect food for anniversary of charter

Rights Respecting School ambassadors at The Regis School SUS-141117-102046001
Rights Respecting School ambassadors at The Regis School SUS-141117-102046001

STUDENTS at a Bognor Regis school will be joining in global celebrations today.

The pupils at The Regis School are taking part in Outright – which marks the 25th anniversary of the UN Convention of the rights of the child.

The rights describe what a child needs to survive, grow, participate and fulfil their potential.

As part of this celebration, The Regis School’s pupils will be collecting food for the town’s food bank, hosting a ‘right to play’ party for local schools and working together to create a piece of Rights Respecting art.

Assistant principal Caroline Saunders said: “It is amazing to see all of our students planning and creativity coming together on this day. It was their idea to host a party to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the convention and to bring food to ensure no child goes hungry at Christmas in the Bognor area.”

Emma Warburton, a Year 9 pupil at the school, said: “It is good to know we can make a difference and we are part of something big.”

The Regis School is being joined by hundreds of Unicef UK Rights Respecting schools in the celebration. Its Rights Respecting ambassadors, pictured, are from left: Ollie Luxton, Jess Parker, Rosie Mitchell, Faith Harding, Anna Wisdom, Ellie Bicker, Chloe Hughes, Alice Mitchell, Matt Bradshaw and Morgan Bryant.