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RRS Article of the Week

Rights Respecting Schools Article of the Week - World Children's  Day 20th November

World Children’s Day is UNICEF’s annual day of action for children, by children. It takes place each year on the 20th November, the date when world leaders adopted the Convention in 1989.

From climate change, education and mental health, to ending racism and discrimination, children and young people are raising their voices on the issues that matter to their generation and calling for adults to create a better future.


Article 2

The Convention applies to all children without discrimination.



Article 4

Making rights real: Governments must do all they can to make sure every child can enjoy their rights by creating systems and passing laws that promote and protect children’s rights.



Today, in school worship, we marked World Children's Day and discussed how children's rights are for all children. We talked about how thankful we are to have clean water, food and warm homes to live in and the fact that there are children in our country and in other parts of the world who do not have these rights being fulfilled. 

Here are some suggestions for activities you can do at home to explore children's rights:


We all have rights

To celebrate World Children’s Day watch some of this video for 3 to 6-year-olds ‘We all have rights’. We watched some of it in school worship this morning. Talk to your children about the rights they have learned about and see of they know that these rights are for all children, everywhere.


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How has childhood changed?

Talk to your children  about your childhood. What was different when you were growing up? Could they also talk to their grandparents?  How has the Convention impacted on children’s lives? Children could draw, write or produce a resource to show a comparison of a young person’s experience then and now.


Wants and Needs

Discuss what the difference is between a need and a want. Explore the fact that some children don’t get all that they need and talk about how UNICEF helps to support children in nearly 200 countries.


Making a video about Children's Rights

Watch this Newsround video of  children talking about the CRC. Could your child make their own video at home to tell other children (and adults about children's right? Or would they like to make one in school? If they think that making a video in school is a good idea, they could talk to Mrs Howarth or Mrs Reynolds! If you make a video at home, please send it to school so that we can watch it.