Primary Global Citizenship – The Rights of the Child

School children are taught about the UN rights of the child The children at West Hill Primary in London are taught to respect the rights given to them by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. At this school behaviour isn’t thought about as do and don’t or can and can’t but rather they are asked to think about how their actions influence the rights of other children in their school. In class we see them learn about how lucky they are to enjoy a clean glass of water, and how this is one of the many rights that some children around the world are not given the chance to enjoy. How would they feel if their water supply was padlocked? They are asked to think about the responsibility they have as the next generation of tourists and consumers. We also see how in the playground, minor disputes can be sorted out between peers when children are taught to respect each other’s right to play and be safe.

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