Universal Children’s Day

As a School Friend of UNICEF, on the 20th November The British School of Barcelona celebrated the Universal Children’s Day in their weekly Primary Assemblies and tutorials.

The assemblies and tutorials were particularly special as we also commemorated the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, a document that has changed the way children are viewed and treated.

In the sessions children were asked to think and reflect about the needs that all children have and how the law protects them. Through texts and visual aids, children debated, as a whole group and in pairs, different topics related to the basic needs that children have, or what we universally know as “children’s rights”.

Children learnt about the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and discussed some of the most important rights to protect and promote:

  • The “right to a childhood”
  • The “right to be educated”
  • The “right to be healthy”
  • The “right to be treated fairly”
  • The “right to be heard”

The assemblies and tutorials covered the following curriculum areas:

  • Recognize what children like and dislike, what is fair and unfair, and what is right and wrong
  • Share their opinions on things that matter to them and explain their views
  • Agree and follow rules for their group and classroom
  • Understand how rules help them and to realize that people and other living things have needs, and that they have responsibilities to meet them

Assemblies and tutorials are engaging learning opportunities to encourage contemplation of moral, personal, cultural and social issues among our children.

About the BSB and UNICEF Alliance

Since May 2013 The BSB is a school friend of UNICEF (Escola Amiga d´UNICEF) and as such is committed to promoting and protecting children´s rights, and to celebrating the International Day for Children every year in November.

More information about this alliance:

The BSB becomes a UNICEF ally