Yesterday was Universal Children’s Day, a day which celebrates children all over the world in order to help save children’s lives, fight for their rights and help them fulfill their potential. It stems from when the Declaration of the Rights of Child was announced by the United Nations on November 20th 1959.
As a rights respecting school we celebrated this day by learning about our rights and thinking about children’s rights across the world. We were also visited by Les Milne, a Save the Children’s volunteer, who told us about Universal Children’s Day and made us realise how lucky we were to have easy access to toilets and facilities to wash our hands.
The school council then visited our classes to sell cakes and biscuits to raise money for the charity Save the Children. In total we raised £261.84 so a big thank you goes to everyone for donating and buying cakes and biscuits. We hope this money raised for Save the Children will help children who are less fortunate than ourselves.