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Subject area:
Fundamental British Values
Age group:
KS 1, KS 2, KS 3, KS 4
Assemblies, Lesson ideas
Pdf, Presentation slides

UNICEF supports schools in the UK to create safe and inspiring places to learn, where children are respected, their talents are nurtured and they are able to thrive. They do this by supporting teaching of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). This gives students the vocabulary to talk about global issues, and encourages them to be responsible, active citizens. Once students and staff understand their rights, the Rights Respecting Schools Award supports school communities to embed these values into daily school life.

Unicef logo with 'for every child' written beneath
Primary school assemblies

With links to special days such as World Health Day or World Refugee Day, these assemblies help foster the rights respecting ethos in your school.

Secondary school assemblies

Ten assembly plans with teacher guidance to introduce and explore the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

In search of safety teaching resource

Learning activities that can help primary and secondary students make sense of the refugee crisis.

Forced to flee teaching resource

An in-depth look at displacement for primary and secondary students, examining the reasons why people leave their homes.

Thinking rights resource

Activities that can be used in English and drama classes to develop students’ thinking about the nature of human rights.