Rights Respecting School News

Port Glasgow Schools’ Cluster Children’s Rights Conference

On Tuesday 5th May 2015 some members of the rights respecting committee attended the Port Glasgow School’s Cluster Children’s Rights Conference at Newark Primary School. The theme of the day was ‘promoting children’s rights in a nurturing Port Glasgow’. Arrianna, Lucy, Abbie and Eve had a chance to talk to pupils from other schools about being a Rights Respecting School and took part in a drama workshop on the theme of bullying.

Athletics Championship

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

The theme of the athletics championship this year was about recognising the right of all children to take part in activities. Pupils looked at places where sport has created opportunities for children in communities where there is inequality and poverty and how UNICEF develops and supports the use of sport to drive positive social change across the world.

Campaign

There has been a lot of debate recently about repealing the Human Rights Act and introducing a different law, which would be known as the British Bill of Rights. In May 2015, the UK government said that it will launch a consultation about these potential changes to our human rights law.
Some pupils in S3 have been ensuring that the voices of the children of Port Glasgow are being heard in the consultation by taking part in a campaign to lobby the government about children’s rights.

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