RRSA Steering Group
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The Steering Group have met several times already to discuss the articles we will look at each month, as well as how to fund raise and to inspect Class Charters and displays.
We last met on Tuesday 2nd October and made the following decisions:
1. We looked at each class' charter and ensured it used Rights Respecting language and principles. They all did!
2. We discussed displays and were assured that they were evident in classrooms and halls, with articles displayed.
3. We discussed future fund raising ideas, for example, dress as a teacher day! More details to follow!
4. We decided the articles of the month for:
November: Article 32 (child labour) Governments must protect children from economic exploitation and work that is dangerous or might harm their health, development or education. Governments must set a minimum age for children to work and ensure that work conditions are safe and appropriate.
December: Article 24 (health and health services) Every child has the right to the best possible health. Governments must provide good quality health care, clean water, nutritious food, and a clean environment and education on health and well-being so that children can stay healthy. Richer countries must help poorer countries achieve this.
The representatives were:
We completed the following tasks:
1. We decided the Articles of the Month to be November-Article 10-(family reunification) Governments must respond quickly and sympathetically if a child or their parents apply to live together in the same country. If a child’s parents live apart in different countries, the child has the right to visit and keep in contact with both of them.
December-Article 14-(freedom of thought, belief and religion) Every child has the right to think and believe what they choose and also to practise their religion, as long as they are not stopping other people from enjoying their rights. Governments must respect the rights and responsibilities of parents to guide their child as they grow up.
January-Article 3 (best interests of the child) The best interests of the child must be a top priority in all decisions and actions that affect children.
2. We discussed the assembly we are going to invite parents to.
3. We checked the Class Charters-all were in place and referenced the rights of the child.
4. We decided to raise the profile of the Rights of the Child through having a competition.