05 Feb Rights Respecting School – Right of the Week
Rights Respecting School –Right of the week
In circle time each week your children have been discussing their rights as we are a Rights Respecting School.
Here is one that they have discussed recently. Please take time to discuss the article and related questions with your child.
Article 8 – Protection and Preservation of Identity
Every child has the right to an identity. Governments must respect and protect that right, and prevent the child’s name, nationality or family relationships from being changed unlawfully.
Have a think about the questions below and discuss them with your family. Remember to respect other people’s opinions even if you disagree.
Q1: Why does your personal identity matter?
Q2: There are lots of things that help to make up our identity such as date of birth, name, nationality, gender, faith, our appearance, personal talents and abilities. If you had to highlight only ONE part of your identity that is most special to you, what would it be? Can you explain why?
Q3 (KS1): How would you describe your identity to somebody who does not know you? Try using a mixture of words and pictures.
Q3 (KS2) : Government must protect the legal identity of children. That means that your name, nationality and the family you are part of can only change if a court agrees to this. Are your name, nationality and family special to you? Can you explain why this matters?
Q4: During October we talked about Black History Month. Why is it important to celebrate racial and ethnic diversity. What links can you see with the idea of identity?