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Marlow Church of England Infant School

RRS Article of the Week

INTRODUCING PARTICIPATION

Participation is one of the four General Principles of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and is a theme which runs through the whole Convention, but there are two articles we’re focusing on this week:

Article 12 – Respect for the views of the child‚Äč

Every child has the right to express their views, feelings and wishes in all matters affecting them, and to have their views considered and taken seriously. This right always applies, for example during immigration proceedings, housing decisions or the child’s day-to-day home life.

 

Article 13 – Freedom of expression
Every child must be free to express their thoughts and opinions and to access all kinds of information, as long as it is within the law.

 

At Marlow C of E Infant school we encourage independent thought so that our children are empowered to be enthusiastic learners and can take ownership for their learning from the start of school.  We feel that listening to our children's views and opinions is important and we involve our children in decision making; we ensure that every child's voice in our school is heard.

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)  What decisions do you make in your house? What about in school? Do you think you should have more of a say? Write down your reasons why and try to persuade the grown-ups. 

2)  After learning about refugees, 6 year old Paisley wanted to help.  

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