RRS 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 we will post a new article which we will be focussing on 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 week, the article of the week is linked to celebrating International Women's Day. At Marlow CE Infant School, through our Christian Vision, we believe that everybody should be treated with respect and dignity because we acknowledge their God given value and unique identity. We empower all of our children to be enthusiastic learners and are inclusive of all.
International Women’s Day, on March 8, celebrates the achievements of women and girls.
This year the theme is #ChoosetoChallenge. We can all choose to challenge unfairness and call out gender bias and inequality. We can all choose to seek out and celebrate women's achievements. Collectively, we can all help create an inclusive world. The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child ensures the best childhood for every child. This week’s activities will include some focus on Articles 2 and 28, the rights to non-discrimination and to education. Education is a basic human right that girls in some countries are less able to claim than boys.
The UK Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF UK) is currently working with the UK Government to help remove barriers to girls’ education and promote gender equality in education. This IWD we are looking at how we can support the UK Government’s efforts to ensure every girl can get a good education
Equal rights and opportunities for all girls and boys help all children fulfil their potential.
This week’s activities link to the following articles:
Article 2 (non-discrimination)
The Convention applies to every child without discrimination, whatever their ethnicity, gender, religion, language, abilities or any other status, whatever they think or say, whatever their family background.
Article 28 (right to education)
Every child has the right to an education. Primary education must be free and different forms of secondary education must be available to every child. Discipline in schools must respect children’s dignity and their rights. Richer countries must help poorer countries achieve this.
Anja introduces International Women’s Day:
All of the below activities are linked to the above articles, for KS1 children these will also be posted on Google Classroom,
You don’t need to do every single activity but if you have time you can do more than one!
1) Draw a picture of a woman or girl that you think is an important role model. This might be a member of your family or someone you have learned about.
2) Think about ways in which your school can be made fairer, more equitable for girls (and boys). Present your ideas in a mind map and compare them with friends. You might want to share the most popular ideas with teachers at school.
3) What female role models do you have?
We have heard lots over the last few years about the positive achievements of girls like Malala and Greta Thunberg who have championed education and positive change in the world.
Carry out your own research and find someone you admire for their achievements, either someone in your community or globally.