UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is the basis of all UNICEF’s work and its principles lie at the heart of the Rights Respecting Schools Award.
Using the CRC as a guide, UNICEF work with more UK schools than almost any other organisation. It is the most complete statement of children’s rights ever produced and is the most widely-ratified international human rights treaty in history.
The CRC has 54 articles that cover all aspects of a child’s life and set out the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights that all children everywhere are entitled to. It also explains how adults and governments must work together to make sure all children can enjoy all their rights, whatever their ethnicity, gender, religion, language, abilities or any other status.
Article 19 The right to be protected from harm.
Learn to cross the road safely.
Article 19 Watch the road safety story and then see if you can fill in the road safety maze sheet to cross the road safely.
Article 7 Every child has the right to a name. Listen to the story 'The Name Jar' and see how important a name is.
Article 12 You have the right to give your opinion and be listened to
Watch the story -People are not listening to Bernard. That’s not fair!
Article 12 Print the social story all about people listening
You can choose! Why not print the Old MacDonald song board and choose which animals sounds are in the song.
You have the right to the best health care possible, safe water to drink, nutritious food, a clean and safe environment & information to help you stay well
Listen to the story and
Be Who You Are!
UNICEF Rights Respecting School
Rodney House School currently holds the Silver Award for being a Rights Respecting School.
Article 16 & Article 19 All children have the right to privacy and to be protected from harm. This simple story help children recognise that their bodies are private.
The children across different classes have been doing activities based on different articles taken from the 'UN Convention of Rights of the Child'.
Article 7 - 'The Right to a Name' which develops the children's sense of self and identity.
The children in Tiger class wrote to the author Oliver Jeffers all about Article 7. Why did the child in the story have no name?
Sing the Hello Song - Everyone sing ‘Hello, Hello, What’s Your Name?’. When singing, introduce the person singing first and then go around the room naming individuals one by one with the song. Shake hands when singing nice to meet you. Signing where possible throughout. Find the song here and adapt where appropriate
My Reflection - Get a mirror and look closely into it. What can you see? Can you pull a silly face? Why not sing, ‘I look into the mirror’. Find it on the link below
Pictures - Take a photo of yourself. Print the photo off and label it with your name. Why not hang it up at home? Look for your nose, your eyes and your mouth.
Your education should help you use your talents and abilities
We are all special and all clever in different ways.