Rights of the Child Assembly
At the end of last week, our Years 2, 3 and 4 children gathered together for a special assembly, which began with wonderful performances from our talented junior musicians and the Junior Choir, showcasing the wide range of musical abilities within our school community.
After the musical segment, Mrs Sharpe led a thoughtful assembly on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. She gave an overview of these fundamental rights and discussed their significance. Mrs Sharpe highlighted how fortunate we are in this country to have access to these rights, and stressed the importance of supporting initiatives that aim to ensure these rights for all children globally.
Adding a personal touch to her presentation, Mrs Sharpe shared some photographs from her own childhood and spoke about the Right to Play, as outlined in Article 31 of the UN Convention. This article states that every child has the right to rest, leisure, play and participate in cultural and artistic activities.
Through assemblies like this, we build a sense of global awareness and empathy in our pupils that extends beyond discussions and activities within the classroom. These values are key to helping our children to grow to become responsible and compassionate young adults, ready to contribute positively to their communities and the wider world.