UNIVERSAL CHILDREN’S DAY 20TH NOVEMBER
20 November every year: Promoting children’s welfare and children’s rights.
The date, 20 November, marks the day in which the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child in 1959, and the Convention on the Rights of the Child (UN CRC) in 1989. The UN calls on countries to observe Universal Children’s Day as a day to acknowledge the importance of actively promoting the welfare of the world’s children.
All year groups in the school led their own worship; thinking about the Rights of the Child. There were some very interesting discussion happening and the pupils enjoyed the opportunity to share their thoughts and ideas and ask questions.
Here are some of the prayers that the pupils wrote. If you would like to learn more then please look at the power points below.
Dear God, thank you for all the rights we have as children.
We pray for those less fortunate than us.
May all children have shelter to keep them safe.
May all children have an education to give them a better future.
May all children have nutritious food to eat.
May all children have the freedom to play.
May all children have clean water to drink.
May all children be cared for.
Amen YEAR 4
Please can you help every child in the world to have a good life.
Thank you for giving me a nice home to live in with my family.
Thank you for looking after us.
Thank you for Universal Children’s Day.
Thank you for pizza and popcorn.
Amen YEAR 2
Thank you for the celebration of Children’s Rights Day,
Thank you for schools to educate us.
Thank you for having Universal Children’s Day each year,
Thank you for all the rights that we have learnt about.
Thank you for our lives that we have now so we don’t have to work in factories.
Amen YEAR 3
Thank you that we are safe as children.
We are filled with gratitude as we think about our welfare,
Thank for all the peace in Britain,
We are grateful that we are safe and content here,
Thank you for our Children’s Rights.
Amen YEAR 6