Universal Children's Day
Tuesday 17th November 2020 Enrichment Day
Yesterday our school has been learning about Universal Children’s Day, which is held on 20th November every year.
We learned that in 1959, the United Nations started to use a document called the ‘Declaration of the Rights of the Child’ and in 1989 they also began to use the children’s rights listed in the ‘Convention of the Rights of the Child.’ These rights are things that every child should have or be able to do e.g.: Article 27 – ‘The right to food, clothing, a safe place to live and to have your basic needs met.’
Each class learned about children from around the world and that they have the same rights. However, in some parts of the world, some children may be in need of help and protection.
UNICEF, the United Children’s Fund, works in over 190 countries to save children’s lives, defend their rights and help them fulfil their full potential. UNICEF never gives up.
Our learning links into our own school values (USCARF) and each class has taken one of the values to discuss, share and model. We have also been using our creative talents to produce our school values in 3D!
This has been a fun filled day of learning with a serious message, that every child has a right to reach its full potential.