2 Learning Intentions I am learning about: Our school motto What is a Rights Respecting SchoolThe role of UNICEFThe UNCRCThe Rights Respecting School Award?Our school Charter
3 Our School Logo and Motto What does our Motto mean?‘Optimum Semper Facere’
4 Living up to the school Motto In group think of 8 ways you can live up to the school mottoComplete Task One in your workbook
5 Our Needs and WantsGroup ActivityComplete Task Two in you workbook
6 Needs and Wants Give examples of our needs Give examples of our wants Whole class discussion – what are needs and wants?Give examples of our needsComplete Task Three in workbookGive examples of our wants
7 Whole class discussion In each of the following stories, discuss what rights are being denied
8 Why rights are denied “Because my family lived so far from the health centre whenI was a young child,I was never vaccinated.Now I am 8 years oldand I have polio”
9 Why rights are denied My brothers go to the local school, but I am the only daughter. Myfamily needs me tohelp out with work inour home, so I cannotgo to school. I am 7years old.
10 at the end of our street” Why rights are denied“I am 9 years old andmy family doesn’t havemuch money. We live intwo small rooms; wehave to carry our waterfrom a well a kilometreaway. The houses inour village don’t haveindoor toilets, so weuse a pit in the groundat the end of our street”
11 Why rights are denied “I am 13 years old and my country has been fighting over a boundarywith another country forthree years. A captainfrom the army came tomy home to tell me thatbecause I am big andstrong, I should join thearmy and fight for mycountry”
12 Why rights are denied “I started to work at a carpet factory for 12 hours a day when Iwas 9 years old. NowI am 12 years old andthe factory wants meto work even morehours every day”
14 What does the UN do?The United Nations is made up of 192 countries from around the world. It is often called the UN.It was set up in after the Second World War - as a way of bringing people together and to avoid war.The United Nations logo shows the world held in the 'olive branches of peace'.The UN works for world peace and development in many different ways.It organises peace-keeping forces in trouble spots around the world.It is also linked with organisations which help people around the world.
20 What is UNICEF The UN created UNICEF in 1946. It was established to promote the rights of children throughout the world.UNICEF stands for The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund.The organisation work around the world helping children. It also works to promote the rights of children throughout the world.
21 What does UNICEF do? Help children in emergencies Ensure children have a healthy start in lifeEnsure children have an educationEnsure children are kept safe from violence, abuse and exploitationI work for UNICEF, United Nations Children's Fund. UNICEF works world wide – in 155 developing countries to improve the lives of children . UNICEF’s aim being that children, no matter where they are born, will be able to grow up to lead happier, healthier and safer lives, to grow up to reach their full potential, to be protected from abuse, neglect, exploitation. Unicef works in emergencies and also long term development projects – education, water and sanitation, health and child protection. Today one of our priorities are Early Childhood development working to ensure that every child has access to nutrition, water and sanitation, education and protection. We are working to protect all children from preventable deaths and disabilities through immunisation and working to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS and ensure that children and young people already affected by the disease are cared for. UNICEF bases its work on a document called the UNCRC – and part of UNICEFs work in the UK is to raise awareness of issues affecting children around the world and lobby government to support children's rights. What is the UNCRC?UNICEF - United Nations Children’s International Emergency Fund21
22 The work which UNICEF does is guided by the United Nations Convention for the Rights of the Child We are different from other international agencies or non governmental organisations working for children in two waysFirstWe are the largest organisation focusing on children and children’s right – we are acknowledged experts and have a track record of achievement for children.22
23 What is the UNCRC? Survival Protection Development Participation The child’s right to life through the most basic needs, including food, shelter and access to health careRequire that children be protected from abuse, neglect and exploitation.DevelopmentParticipationThe right to freedom of expression which allows children to take an active part in their communities and nations.Those things children need to reach their full potential from education and play to freedom of thought,conscience and religion.Survival – what children need to live – clean water, nutritious food, medical care, shelterProtection – protection from abuse, neglect and exploitationDevelopment – to develop the child – education, play, freedom of thought, religionParticipation – children have the right to express their opinion, and to be consulted when decision are being made about their lives.(UNICEF uses the guidance set out in the UNCRC to guide it’s work world-wide to improve the well being of children)23
24 The Rights Respecting Schools Award In St Mary’s a pupils:1. Are involved in a wide range of groups:Rights Respecting Steering GroupEco-schoolsSnAGLearning PartnersSchool Council – Junior and Senior2. Have a say in the school, are listened to by staff and management3. Learn about rights and responsibilities4. Actively work to help other children have their rights through voluntary work, campaigning and fund raising5. Learn in a school which supports them to reach full potential
25 Our Rights Respecting Code Developed by the pupilsLists the main responsibilities of all people in St Mary’s – adults and pupilsDisplayed throughout the schoolWhen we follow this code we will;Do well at schoolDevelop good relationships with our peers and teachersEnjoy school
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