Members of the “Pupil Power” committee have working diligently recently trying to think of different ways to emphasise children’s rights to their peers, parents and teachers/ Under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, every child has these rights irrespective of their economic background or where they live. One of the committee’s events at the moment is a sponsored silence in order to raise money for the Lumos Foundation.
This charity aims to offer humanitarian support to orphaned children and young people in the Ukraine, Czech Republic and Ethiopia. This charity was chosen as it links well with Article 8 of the Convention which states that governments should respect a child’s right to a name, nationality and family. It is also appropriate as it’s relevant to Article 21 which talks about a child’s right to live in the most suitable place for them if they cannot live with their parents.
We wish the pupils well with their sponsored silence (which will be quite a challenge for a few members of the group!)