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Monday, September 16, 2013

N.B. School Launching Rights-Respecting Initiative

An elementary school in Fredericton is going to be the first of its kind in Atlantic Canada to launch an initiative teaching students about rights and respect. 

The program was created by UNICEF and is called Rights Respecting Schools. It's been adopted by Park Street Elementary on the North side of Fredericton.

The province's Child & Youth Advocate Norman Bosse tells CHSJ News changing someone's behaviour has to start at a very young age. Bosse says this will, hopefully, create an entire generation of children who know their rights and the rights of others and respect them. He says they're looking at implementing a similar educational process in other elementary schools in New Brunswick.

Bosse will be at Park Street Elementary when the initiative officially launches on Nov. 20.