Rights Respecting Day

By Support - August 14th, 2015 | Posted in News

On Thursday July 16th 2015 the entire school took part in a day-long series of group activities designed to support our pupils to learn about rights, learn through rights and learn for rights within an overall context of education as a right.

The day aimed to build the capacity of children as rights-holders to claim their rights, and the capacity of adults as duty-bearers to fulfil their obligations.

Fun group-based activities were centred around one or several of the articles from the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child:

Article 6: The right to life

Article 31: The right to relax and play

Article 12: The right to say what you think

Article 7: The right to a name

Article 15: The right to meet with others

Article 13: The right to freedom of expression

Article 32: The right to protection from child labour

Article 2: The right not to be discriminated against

Article 27: The right to a standard of living

Article 42:  The right to know your rights

The day was a huge success and developed pupils in a number of ways including improved self-esteem and well-being, relationships and behaviour, engagement in learning, positive attitudes towards diversity in society and the reduction of prejudice, enhanced moral understanding, support for global justice, more involvement in decision-making in schools.