RRS ARTICLE OF THE WEEK
Article 6: Every child has the right to life.
Governments must do all they can to ensure children survive and develop to their full potential.
Article 24: Every child has the right to the best possible health.
Governments must provide good quality health care, clean water, nutritious food, and a clean environment and education on health and wellbeing so that children can stay healthy. Richer countries must help poorer countries achieve this.
World Immunisation Week is celebrated every year in the last week of April.
It aims to raise awareness of vaccines and their important role in protecting people of all ages against potentially life-threatening diseases. Immunisation saves many millions of lives every year, yet there are millions of children in the world who are not getting the vaccines they need, and many people miss out on vaccines as they get older. Covid-19 has made us all aware of the importance of vaccinations in protecting our lives, health and wellbeing. This year’s theme is ‘Vaccines bring us closer’ recognising how important it is that the world works together to improve the health of everyone.
UNICEF is playing a leading role in this.
Geri Introduces World Immunisation Week
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) Vaccines stop us from catching some diseases and becoming very ill. Draw pictures, make a poster or write a list of all the different things you can do to help to keep yourself healthy.
2) Doctors have a very important job in helping us have our vaccinations and stay healthy. Watch this video then talk about different ways that doctors help people. Draw pictures or make a shared collage of people who help us to stay healthy.
3) Make a poster that celebrates World Immunisation Week and how this links with Articles 6 and 24 of the CRC. You could also use this years’ theme ‘Vaccines bring us closer’ to help you create your poster. You can bring your poster in to show your teacher.
4) Watch this video and then talk to someone about what you have found out or make a poster to show how vaccines work.