48.A challenge to suit your Unit (UN Convention on the Rights of the Child)
Copy of UN Convention color it rights coloring book See attached files
download activities from www.oco.ie listed in Instructions
Notes to Leaders
Exploring UN Children’s Rights in Children’s daily Lives through visual activities
Download suggested files and following the advice on how to run the activities.
Make a display of the Brownies finished work in a suitable public place for example your meeting hall.
Give each Brownie a copy of the Child Friendly Poster to take home (see link below) to help the Brownie share what they have learned about the Convention with the other members of their families
Notes to Leaders: Information from Ombudsman for Children's Website (www.oco.ie) All Children and Young People have Rights. Every single person regardless of their age has human rights. Children and young people have special rights because being young sometimes makes them more vulnerable. This means that they must be treated properly and respected by everyone but it also means that children and young people have to respect other people's rights too. Some examples of the kind of rights that children and young people have are the right to be listened to, the right to an education and the right to be looked after if they get sick. Sometimes children and young people’s rights are not respected. This does not mean that their rights are taken away. It just means that their rights have been ignored. People in charge in Ireland must make sure that this does not happen. When you have rights, you also have responsibilities. For example, children and young people have the right to education and so the responsibility is going to school. All children and young people in the world have the same rights, and these rights are listed in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. See http://www.oco.ie/education-and-human-rights/ for a summary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
http://www.oco.ie/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/UNCRCPosterChildren.pdf For Child friendly poster
http://www.oco.ie/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/OCO_Primary_School_English.pdf Exploring Children’s Rights in Children’s daily Lives