rights respecting - article of the week
Article of the week is a regular set of learning activities centred on a specific article linked to the UN Convention on the Rights of the child (UNCRC). Each week week we will post a new article which we will be focussing on in school along with suggested activities which you can complete at home if you wish - you are very welcome to share your activities with your class teacher by posting on your class page.
This weeks article of the week is centred around Articles 9, 10 & 11 - keeping families together.
Children must not be separated from their parents against their will unless it is in their best interests. Children whose parents have separated have the right to stay in contact with both parents.
Governments must respond quickly and sympathetically if a child or their parents apply to live together in the same country. If a child’s parents live apart in different countries, the child has the right to visit and keep in contact with both of them.
Governments must do everything they can to keep children safe in their own country.
1) Watch Luna Loves Library Day by Joseph Coelho. Why does Luna love visiting the library with her dad so much? Write your own version of the Troll King and the Mermaid Queen but with different main characters.
2) Can you draw a map of all the different places your family and friends live? It could be of your town, your country, or the whole world!
3) Think about the restrictions which have been introduced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. How might they have affected the articles.