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Unicef Artilce of the Week

Article 31

 

Article 31-Every child has the right to relax, play and take part in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities.

 

It is the right of all children to express their creativity and to be involved in activities that relate to both their own culture and the culture of others. This can include art, drama, music, expressing themselve creatively or going to special places like museums and art galleries.

In this country, we take it for granted that most of us have these opportunities at some point, but it is not the case for all children. This is why the right to relax, play amd enjoy cutural activities must be protected.

 

The unicef team have prepared some resources on this topic. Why not have a look and see what they have prepared to support your learning in this week's article. You can view this information by following the link below.

 

https://www.unicef.org.uk/rights-respecting-schools/resources/teaching-resources/guidance-assemblies-lessons/article-of-the-week

 

Take care,

 

Mr Pugh

Unicef Article of the Week

Article 29

Article 29- Every child's education must develop every child's personality, talents and abilities to the full. It must encourage the child's respect for human rights, as well as respect for their parents, their own and other cultures, and the environment. 

 

We might take the education system in our country for granted, but there are many children in the world who are only getting the most basic education. Some children get no education at all. Unicef believe that it is the right of every child to reach their full potential. Check out the information on this theme on the Unicef website below.

Take care,

 

Mr Pugh

https://www.unicef.org.uk/rights-respecting-schools/resources/teaching-resources/guidance-assemblies-lessons/article-of-the-week/

 

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Unicef Article of the Week

Article 23

Article 23 - A child with a disability has the right to live a full and decent life with dignity, and as far as possible, independence, and to play an active part in their community.

Governments must do all they can to support disabled children and their families.

 

Imagine that you have a disability. There are liekly to be things that you might need help with, but being disabled shouldn't mean that you miss out on opportunities. It is your right to lead a dignified life where you can live independently and meet your own goals. This week, Unicef are asking us to think about the rights of the disabled. Log on to the website below and check out some of the activities! Take care,

 

Mr Pugh

https://www.unicef.org.uk/rights-respecting-schools/resources/teaching-resources/guidance-assemblies-lessons/article-of-the-week/

 

 

 

 

 

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Unicef Article of the Week
Article 17

 

Have a look at the activities on the Unicef website relating to article 17.

Article 17 says that;

Every child has the right to reliable information from a variety of sources, and governments should encourage the media to provide information that children can understand. Governments must help protect children from materials that could harm them.

 

there are many children in the world that do no have access to imformation about the place tghey live. Some governments do no share information with their people. There are also some governments who don't protect childfren from the media. 


Unicef have created a variety of activities for you to complete around this article. . Please have a look at the activities that Unicef have prepared for this important article by following the link below.

https://www.unicef.org.uk/rights-respecting-schools/resources/teaching-resources/guidance-assemblies-lessons/article-of-the-week/?utm_source=Unicef_UK&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=rrsa_newsletter_rrs
 

Alternatively you can search 'UNICEF article of the week' which will take you to the resources section for the articles.
Please think about article 30 and complete one of the activities. You can send your completed work to your teacher through Seesaw.

Key Worker Childen and Article 17

In school this week we have been thinking about the impact of article 17. We talked about bias and fake news as well as the importance of getting information from a variety of sources. We then wrote a letter to a friend to explain how to get important information safely. 

 

Unicef Article of the Week

Article 30

Every child has the right to learn and use the language, customs and religion of their family, whether or not these are shared by the majority of the people in the country where they live.

The traditions, language, customs and religion of a family is what gives the people in that family their identity. Everyone has a right to speak the language they know, practise their customs and traditions and their chosen religion. Have a look at the activities on the Unicef website relating to article 30.

Unicef have created a variety of activities for you to complete around these articles. Please have a look at the activities that Unicef have prepared for this important article by following the link below.


https://www.unicef.org.uk/rights-respecting-schools/resources/teaching-resources/guidance-assemblies-lessons/article-of-the-week/?utm_source=Unicef_UK&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=rrsa_newsletter_rrs

 


Alternatively you can search 'UNICEF article of the week' which will take you to the resources section for the articles.
Please think about article 30 and complete one of the activities. You can send your completed work to your teacher through Seesaw.

Unicef Article of the Week

Article 2

The Convention applies to everyone: whatever their race, religion or abilities, whatever they think or say, whatever type of family they come from.

 

In school we have discussed the importance of rights for all- all of the Unicef Rights are Universal and Unconditional. They are given freely and equally to all children, regardless of faith, belief, nationality, colour, ability or disability. They are protected by the United National for all children.

We know that for some countries due to war, disease, disasters and political turmoil that is can be difficult to ensure that all human rights upheld for all children at all times. However it is essential that governments always act to protect children and their rights. The Unicef article of the week this week is Article 2.

 

Unicef have created a variety of activities for you to complete around these articles. Please have a look at the activities that Unicef have prepared for this important article by following the link below.


https://www.unicef.org.uk/rights-respecting-schools/resources/teaching-resources/guidance-assemblies-lessons/article-of-the-week/?utm_source=Unicef_UK&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=rrsa_newsletter_rrs

 


Alternatively you can search 'UNICEF article of the week' which will take you to the resources section for the articles.
Please think about children that do not have safe spaces and write a prayer asking God to help them in these difficult times. You can sent these to your class teacher through seesaw.

 

Stay safe,

 

Mr Pugh

                                        

 

Year 6 discussed the significance of Unicef Article 2 and how neglecting this right can negatively impact people around the world. We have mentioned current issues that have brought people of different race, culture and ethnicity together to stand for what is right worldwide. Following this, today we have watched the Duchess of Cambridge's assembly on Kindness and linked how our understanding of showing kindness to others and ourselves can not only protect individual wellbeing, but also equally support how fair treatment of others as protected by Article 2 is right and just.

Article of the Week

Article 42

Governments should make the Convention known to children and adults.

 

Unconditional and Universal rights are important for all children, regardless of nationality, race or religion. However, if you do not know about the rights, then they are not going to be of benefit to you. there are children around the world that do not benefit from knowing or understanding their human rights. Some governments are successful in upholdong the rights of children but some, for a variety of reasons are not. 

 

Unicef have created a variety of activities for you to complete around these articles. Please have a look at the activities that Unicef have prepared for this important article by following the link below.

https://www.unicef.org.uk/rights-respecting-schools/resources/teaching-resources/guidance-assemblies-lessons/article-of-the-week/?utm_source=Unicef_UK&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=rrsa_newsletter_rrs



 
Alternatively you can search 'UNICEF article of the week' which will take you to the resources section for the articles.
Please think about children that do not have safe spaces and write a prayer asking God to help them in these difficult times. You can sent these to your class teacher through seesaw. 

 

Stay safe,

 

Mr Pugh

 

 

The children in Class Five have been thinking about the importance of children's rights and the responsibility of governments to ensure that children know their rights.

 Article of the Week

Article 19

You have the right to be protected from violence, abuse and neglect.

We all have a safe place. This might be at home with a family that loves us or at school where we are all cared for, loved and protected. But many children in the world do not have safe places. This can be due to many reasons, but because of these reasons there are thousands of children that find themselves in situations that are not safe. 

Please have a look at the activities that Unicef have prepared for this important article by following the link below.

https://www.unicef.org.uk/rights-respecting-schools/resources/teaching-resources/guidance-assemblies-lessons/article-of-the-week/?utm_source=Unicef_UK&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=rrsa_newsletter_rrs

 

Alternatively you can search 'UNICEF article of the week' which will take you to the resources section for the articles.

Please think about children that do not have safe spaces and write a prayer asking God to help them in these difficult times. You can sent these to your class teacher through seesaw. 

 

Stay safe,

 

Mr Pugh

 

 

Article of the Week

Article 28

The Right to Education

Every child has the right to an education. Primary education must be free and different forms of secondary education must be available to every child. Discipline in schools must respect children’s dignity and their rights.Richer countries must help poorer countries achieve this.

At present, the right to education has never seemed to be more important. Being separated from school means we are having to find different ways to learn, and we miss daily contact with our friends. For some children in the world, not going to school is the norm. For some children, attending school to learn is a privilege rather than an UNCONDITIONAL and UNIVERSAL right.

 

This week's Unicef Article of the week is Article 28, which reminds us of the importance of education. This week you should read the materials on the Unicef website and complete some of the activities. You can find the activities on by following the link below. 

 

Please have a look at the activities that Unicef have prepared for this important article by following the link below.

https://www.unicef.org.uk/rights-respecting-schools/resources/teaching-resources/guidance-assemblies-lessons/article-of-the-week/?utm_source=Unicef_UK&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=rrsa_newsletter_rrs

 

Alternatively you can search 'UNICEF article of the week' which will take you to the resources section for the articles.

Thank you and stay safe.

Mr Pugh

 

 

Article of the Week

Article 14

Every child has the right to think and believe what they choose and also to practice their religion, as long as they are not stopping other people from enjoying their rights. Governments must respect the rights and responsibilities of parents to guide their child as they grow up .

 

In school we highly value all religions including those that are different from our own. It is our differences, including in religion, that make us stronger and celebrating the beliefs and traditions of other people is important in helping us to understand the religion we practice. However, in some places of the world, now and in the past, people are  not allowed to practice their own religion. This week's article asks us to treat all people from all religions equally. 

Please have a look at the activities that Unicef have prepared for this important article by following the link below.

https://www.unicef.org.uk/rights-respecting-schools/resources/teaching-resources/guidance-assemblies-lessons/article-of-the-week/?utm_source=Unicef_UK&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=rrsa_newsletter_rrs

 

Alternatively you can search 'UNICEF article of the week' which will take you to the resources section for the articles.

Thank you and stay safe.

Mr Pugh

 

Ivanka, Year 6
Ivanka, Year 6

Article of the Week

Article 7

Every child has the right to be registered at  birth, to have a name and nationality, and,
as far as possible, to know and be cared for by their parents.

I hope that you all had a look at last week's article of the week- Article 12- Respect for the rights of the child. This week we Unicef are asking us to consider Article 7. It is very sad but not all children are able to stay with their parents. Some don't even have a birth certificate or a nationality, which means they do not belong to a particular country. Please have a look at the activities that Unicef have prepared for this important article by following the link below.

https://www.unicef.org.uk/rights-respecting-schools/resources/teaching-resources/guidance-assemblies-lessons/article-of-the-week/?utm_source=Unicef_UK&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=rrsa_newsletter_rrs

 

Alternatively you can search 'UNICEF article of the week' which will take you to the resources section for the articles.

 

Pupil Contributions

Have a listen to a wonderful delivery of a prayer rapped by Nathan, Year 6.

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Take a look at the great prayer that Daniella has written. thinking about article 7. 

Earth Day 2020

Today we have focused the home-learning task around Earth Day. This is a day where everyone comes together to think about the wonderful world that God has given to us. The children have thought about how people treat the world and what can be done to improve our environment. The children have linked this to:

Article - 24 You have the right to the best health care possible, safe water to drink, nutritious food, a clean and safe environment, and information to help you stay well.
 
Article - 29 Your education should help you use and develop your talents and abilities. It should also help you learn to live peacefully, protect the environment and respect other people.
 
The children have produced some excellent examples of what we can do to save our WORLD!

 

UNICEF | LinkedIn

 

UNICEF Article of the Week

During these difficult times, the rights of children have never been more important. We must remember that children in both our own communities and communities around the world are in need. Thet still have the right for their Universal and Unconditional rights to be met. With this in mind, we are asking all children to consider their rights during these challenging times. Therefore, we would like you to have a look at the 'Article of the Week' resources on the UNICEF website. This week we are looking at Article 12 - Respect for the views of the child. This article is particularly important right now when so many of the mechanisms for children's voices to be heard are absent during this crisis.

UNICEF has provided activities based on this article that you can complete. You can view these resources through the following websites;

http://view.mailings.unicef.org.uk/?qs=d78d7f41d0103077b26714bd94cffe66ba74a2ef666a82e166e1fe1f6575b24a6b1af0d59d479b22c68b904efde0d82b096b093e8641039a395af3f001b6007c7b1a7153ce5c58f58e38f7beed901869

https://www.unicef.org.uk/rights-respecting-schools/resources/teaching-resources/guidance-assemblies-lessons/article-of-the-week/?utm_source=Unicef_UK&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=rrsa_newsletter_rrs

 

Alternatively you can search 'UNICEF article of the week' which will take you to the resources section for the articles. 

Any work that you do complete should be uploaded to Seesaw and we can put some examples of your work on this page of the website. We look forward to seeing your work!

Stay safe!

 

Assembly for the Silver Award

The UNICEF team led a wonderful and informative assembly about our journey for the UNICEF silver award to become a 'Rights aware school' We done!

Loaves and Fishes

We were very lucky to have Simon from the charity 'loaves and Fishes' come in to talk to us about the wonderful work that they do. We have been focussing on the rights of a child this week and have been collecting items and money for the charity.

 Class Five CAFOD Workshop

In school we have all been learning about the UNIVERSAL and UNCONDITIONAL rights of the child. In class today, we were given the opportunity to think about this more deeply in a workshop delivered by our friend Ann from CAFOD. We were able to consider how some children might not be able to access their rights becuase of where they live or difficult situations they might be in. We also discussed the rights that were important to us and learned that with rights come responsibilities. We very much enjoyed today's session. 

What is a Rights Respecting School?

A Rights Respecting School (RRS) puts the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) at the heart of its planning, policies, practice and ethos.

A rights-respecting school not only teaches about children’s rights but also models rights and respect in all its relationships: between teachers / adults and pupils, between adults and between pupils.

Holy Family Primary School was awarded the UNICEF Bronze Award in 2017 showing that we are a Rights Committed school. We are now on our journey to attaining the UNICEF Silver Award which, when achieved, will certify that we are a Rights Aware School.

At Holy Family, the pupils learn about children’s rights during lessons, and all class assemblies are focused on at least one of the UNICEF articles. Each class has a Class Charter and work around this is included in our class floor books.

The UNCRC

The UNCRC stands for United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. The UNCRC is an International Agreement that protects the human rights of children.

All children have the same rights. All rights are interconnected and of equal importance. All Children’s rights are UNIVERSAL and UNCONDITIONAL The Convention stresses these principles and the importance of children respecting the rights of others, especially their parents. 

UNICEF’s Mission is to advocate for the protection of children’s rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential. UNICEF is guided in doing this by the provisions and principles of the principles of the UNCRC.

UNICEF and our school community

At Holy Family School we strive to create a climate where Christian values are taught and experienced, the Rights of the Child are respected and the goals of a Holy Family education are met. These are the foundations on which all else is based. Our most recent section 48 Inspection undertaken by Salford Diocese states that;

An explicit Catholic values-based culture permeates the whole of the school. Relationships, based on truth, justice and compassion, are strong at Holy Family, for example, there is a display that tells us the world will be a better place if we ‘do to others as you would have done to you.’ The school clearly understands the community it serves.

We see our Catholic Faith as the cornerstone of all teaching at Holy Family, and value the community that we serve. However, we also have an awareness of our position as a school in a global community and realise that many children live in societies where their UNIVERSAL and UNCONDITIONAL rights may be compromised. At Holy family we are committed to respecting the rights of every child. Only when we work together can we ensure the best possible standards of living and opportunities for children across the world.

For more information visit:

http://www.unicef.org/crc/ 

https://www.unicef.org.uk/

 

Class Charters

Every Class has to discuss the different articles and to decide which articles meant the most to them as a class - they then created their own class charter, which shows what they are going to do to ensure they have these rights.

UNICEF- The Rights of Every Child Article

Article 1 - Everyone under 18 has these rights.

Article 2 - All children have these rights, no matter who they are, where they live, what their parents do, what language they speak, what their religion is, whether they are a boy or girl, what their culture is, whether they have a disability, whether they are rich or poor. No child should be treated unfairly on any basis

Article 3 - All adults should do what is best for you. When adults make decisions, they should think about how their decisions will affect children.

Article 4 - The government has a responsibility to make sure your rights are protected. They must help your family to protect your rights and create an environment where you can grow and reach your potential.

 

Article 5 - Your family has the responsibility to help you learn to exercise your rights, and to ensure that your rights are protected.

Article 6 - You have the right to be alive

Article 7 - You have the right to a name, and this should be officially recognized by the government. You have the right to a nationality (to belong to a country).

Article - 8 You have the right to an identity – an official record of who you are. No one should take this away from you.

Article - 9 You have the right to live with your parent(s), unless it is bad for you. You have the right to live with a family who cares for you.

Article - 10 If you live in a different country than your parents do, you have the right to be together in the same place.

Article - 11 You have the right to be protected from kidnapping. Article 12 You have the right to give your opinion, and for adults to listen and take it seriously.

Article 12 You have the right to give your opinion, and for adults to listen and take it seriously.

Article - 13 You have the right to find out things and share what you think with others, by talking, drawing, writing or in any other way unless it harms or offends other people.

Article - 14 You have the right to choose your own religion and beliefs. Your parents should help you decide what is right and wrong, and what is best for you.

Article - 15 You have the right to choose your own friends and join or set up groups, as long as it isn't harmful to others.

Article - 16 You have the right to privacy.

Article - 17 You have the right to get information that is important to your well-being, from radio, newspaper, books, computers and other sources. Adults should make sure that the information you are getting is not harmful, and help you find and understand the information you need.

Article - 18 You have the right to be raised by your parent(s) if possible.

Article - 19 You have the right to be protected from being hurt and mistreated, in body or mind.

Article - 20 You have the right to special care and help if you cannot live with your parents.

Article - 21 You have the right to care and protection if you are adopted or in foster care.

Article - 22 You have the right to special protection and help if you are a refugee (if you have been forced to leave your home and live in another country), as well as all the rights in this Convention.

Article - 23 You have the right to special education and care if you have a disability, as well as all the rights in this Convention, so that you can live a full life.

Article - 24 You have the right to the best health care possible, safe water to drink, nutritious food, a clean and safe environment, and information to help you stay well.

 

Article - 25 If you live in care or in other situations away from home, you have the right to have these living arrangements looked at regularly to see if they are the most appropriate.

Article - 26 You have the right to help from the government if you are poor or in need.

Article - 27 You have the right to food, clothing, a safe place to live and to have your basic needs met. You should not be disadvantaged so that you can't do many of the things other kids can do.

Article - 28 You have the right to a good quality education. You should be encouraged to go to school to the highest level you can.

Article - 29 Your education should help you use and develop your talents and abilities. It should also help you learn to live peacefully, protect the environment and respect other people.

Article - 30 You have the right to practice your own culture, language and religion - or any you choose. Minority and indigenous groups need special protection of this right.

Article - 31 You have the right to play and rest.

Article - 32 You have the right to protection from work that harms you, and is bad for your health and education. If you work, you have the right to be safe and paid fairly.

Article - 33 You have the right to protection from harmful drugs and from the drug trade.

Article - 34 You have the right to be free from sexual abuse

Article - 35 No one is allowed to kidnap or sell you.

Article - 36 You have the right to protection from any kind of exploitation (being taken advantage of).

Article - 37 No one is allowed to punish you in a cruel or harmful way.

Article - 38 You have the right to protection and freedom from war. Children under 15 cannot be forced to go into the army or take part in war.

Article - 39 You have the right to help if you've been hurt, neglected or badly treated.

Article - 40 You have the right to legal help and fair treatment in the justice system that respects your rights.

Article - 41 If the laws of your country provide better protection of your rights than the articles in this Convention, those laws should apply.

Article - 42 You have the right to know your rights! Adults should know about these rights and help you learn about them, too

Articles - 43 to 54 These articles explain how governments and international organizations like UNICEF will work to ensure children are protected with their right.

 

 

 

Shoe Appeal


ShoeShare is a campaign in partnership with Unicef and Clarks Shoes. The campaign collects old or unwanted shoes, which are sent for re-use. For every tonne of shoes collected, a donation is made to Unicef which goes towards education programmes around the world.

More than 59 million children of primary school age are still not in education. This is just under the population of the UK. Clarks are helping Unicef to provide basic resources such as pens and pencils so that children have the right tools to learn, and also support training teachers and work with governments to ensure the quality and standard of education remains high and children are leaving school able to read and write.

The aim of ShoeShare is to reach even more children and improve their access to an education.

We, at Holy Family, decided to gather together our unwanted, but still good conditioned shoes, and send them to Clarks so they could help those who are less fortunate than ourselves. The response from the children and parents was amazing and the Faith leaders and Unicef leaders struggled to deliver all the shoes to the Clarks shop at the Lowry. They were incredibly grateful and we were incredibly proud of ourselves. 

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