January 2022 – Article 29

In assembly we looked at Article 29

Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full.

It must encourage the child’s respect for human rights, as well as respect for their parents, their own and other cultures, and the environment.


The start of a new year is often a time for looking at our lives and making promises to ourselves. The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child is a list of promises from world leaders to all the children and young people of the world.


Education matters because it helps children and young people to:

  • Learn how to be safe and healthy
  • Be part of a community
  • Meet people, play and make friends
  • Develop new ways of learning
  • Learn ways to support each other through hard times
  • Feel included and have a voice
  • Access healthy food in schools
  • Find out more about different cultures and traditions
  • Learn how to work as part of a team
  • Develop their personality
  • Learn how to develop their talents and abilities
  • Become independent
  • Learn about the world we live in
  • Learn about their rights
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