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Remembrance Assembly

Monday 11th November 2019

Armistice Day is on 11 November and is also known as Remembrance Day.It marks the day World War One ended, at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month, in 1918. A two-minute silence is held at 11am to remember the people who have died in wars.

There is also Remembrance Sunday every year, which falls on the second Sunday in November.

 

On this day, there are usually ceremonies at war memorials, cenotaphs and churches throughout the country, as well as abroad.

The Royal Family and top politicians gather at The Cenotaph in Whitehall, London, for a memorial service. The anniversary is used to remember all the people who have died in wars - not just World War One. This includes World War Two, the Falklands War, the Gulf War, and conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq.

 

The first two-minute silence in Britain was held on 11 November 1919, when King George V asked the public to observe a silence at 11am. This was one year after the end of World War One. He made the request so "the thoughts of everyone may be concentrated on reverent remembrance of the glorious dead".

 

Source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/15492752

30th Anniversary

UNCRC Assembly

Monday 18th November 2019

 

Student Council

Alexis Feeley and Shannon Savage

 

Today marks the 30th Anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. The most widely ratified international treaty in the world and its ratification by the UK government has provided all children in the UK with rights to enable us to be safe, to develop, grow and flourish. Around the world today, people will be celebrating this important anniversary and the impact that the granting of these rights to children has had on their lives.

 

On behalf of the Student Council, we are today to inform our Year 8 pupils and to remind Year 9-12 pupils of the importance of our Children’s Rights. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child is an international agreement that protects the human rights of Children under the age of 18. A quick reminder to all of our pupils:

 

  • You do have rights
  • You should always be informed of your rights
  • You should be helped to exercise your rights
  • You should be able to enforce your rights
  • There should be a community of interest to advocate young people’s human rights.

 

The Convention on the Rights of the Child protects the right of all children, everywhere, to be free from discrimination, violence and neglect. It means that, for example:

  • children need to be treated with dignity and respect;
  • that they should be cared for, develop and be part of their communities;
  • that they have a right to an education, to express their own opinions and to participate in decisions that concern them;
  • and that they have the right to be protected against all violence and discrimination, wherever they live, regardless of their ethnic or social origin, property, disability, birth or other status.

 

Children have human rights and they should be empowered to claim them. Thirty years ago, the Convention recognised children as their own beings entitled to non-negotiable rights. Nearly all Governments - to the exclusion of one - have pledged to respect, protect and promote those rights. This makes the Convention one of the most visionary and universally accepted human rights agreement in history.

 

This anniversary creates a momentum for the international community to step up its efforts to make children thrive, and to renew their commitment to protect and promote all their human rights. While notable progress has been achieved in the past three decades, significant challenges remain, in particular for girls, children with disabilities and children in disadvantaged and vulnerable situations.

Let’s realize the timeless vision of all human rights for all children: getting closer to ending child poverty and enhancing child survival; ending child marriages and increasing the number of children enrolled in schools; ending children’s social exclusion and fostering their equal access to essential services; no longer silencing children and instead letting them participate meaningfully in decisions that concern them. 

 

Let all children thrive! Let us stand, alongside them, for their human rights

 

All CHILDREN HAVE THE RIGHT TO LIFE

 

Having a right to life means children have a right to live their life, as children, without guilt or fear. All children have a right to live their life just as we do.

 

ALL CHILDREN HAVE THE RIGHT TO HEALTH

 

All children, wherever they live, have a right to be healthy. Whether that be through nutritious food, regular meals, clean air to breathe or clean water to drink, all children have a right to live a healthy life.

 

ALL CHILDREN HAVE THE RIGHT TO AN EDUCATION

 

All children, wherever they live, have a right to an education.

Education is the key to improving living circumstances. Without education, it is harder to get a job, harder to buy a house and almost impossible to improve your life opportunities

 

Education is vital to ensure a fulfilling future. Many of us are fortunate enough to be born into a society where we are educated, have access to doctors, can play with our friends and are safe. We often take these things for granted. Many children do not live like that.

 

ALL CHILDREN HAVE THETHE RIGHT TO PLAY

All children like to play. All children should have that right, but nearly a quarter of a million children worldwide do not. Instead, they are forced to work in factories and hazardous environments like mines.

 

ALL CHILDREN HAVETHE RIGHT TO FAMILY LIFE

Having a right to family life is connected with having a right to play. If families are constantly working, there is no time for a family life. Often we complain about our families. We argue and get impatient. But family time is important. It can bring us closer together; many children do not have those opportunities.

 

ALL CHILDREN HAVE THE RIGHT TO FEEL SAFE

Many children grow up in an environment where violence and aggression is normal.

Children have the right to feel safe

 

ALL CHILDREN HAVE THE RIGHT NOT TO BE DISCRIMINATED AGAINST

Discrimination means being treated unfairly because of religion, appearance, culture, language, ability, age and gender.

People are discriminated against whenever others decide they are different.

 

 

ALL CHILDREN HAVE THE RIGHT TO HAVING THEIR VIEWS HEARD

 No one likes to be ignored. No one likes to think their opinions don’t matter.

Children need to have their views heard, but often don’t get the chance to share them and are often ignored.

 

It is a time to celebrate children and promote their rights throughout the world.

 

To mark this day, the Student Council are holding a competition for all pupils to design a school badge including a logo and motto that represents children’s rights. This logo and motto will be used to coincide with our Rights Respecting School.  

 

As all of you are all aware, we are a Rights Respecting School and we are so proud that we have achieved our Silver Award. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our teachers and staff for teaching us about human rights, protecting our human rights and encouraging all of us to take advantage of our rights.

 

There are many opportunities here at Nendrum College including extracurricular activities including sports, drama, Student Council, Eco Council, Scripture Union, getting involved within the community and helping us pave the path to peace and reconciliation through our Shared Education Programme.  Thank you to our teachers who encourage, motivated and challenge us every day to reach out full potential. With the range of support from our teachers and staff, it has allowed us to be the best that we can be, an opportunity to be the best version of ourselves, helping us, grow, develop and shape us into mature and respectable young people that we are.

 

How we would like to mark the day for the 30th Anniversary of the United Nations on the Rights of the Child, is to celebrate our school. Celebrate the hard work of our staff and the success of our pupils. Here at Nendrum, we are a team and

 

TOGETHER EVERYONE ACHIEVES MORE – SEMPER SURSUM

World Children's Day

Wednesday 20th November 2019

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World Children’s Day is celebrated annually on 20th November. The goal of Universal Children’s day is to improve child welfare worldwide, promote and celebrate children’s rights and promote togetherness and awareness amongst all children.

 

Initially launched in 1954, World Children’s day has seen some milestone events in the field of child welfare. Marking the anniversary of the dates when the UN General assembly adopted both the declaration and convention of children’s rights. The convention sets out a number of children’s rights such as the rights to be protected from violence and discrimination and the rights to life, health and education.

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