August 2022 – Article 42


Welcome to the first Article of the Week for this year!

As you might now, the Scottish Parliament is working to incorporate the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child into Scots law. When this happens, decision-makers must take children’s rights into account. As a rights respecting school we are ensuring that all of our community is aware of the convention and children’s rights. Because you need to know your rights before you can stand up for them.

So, what better topic for the first right of the year, than children’s right to know their rights. This is enshrined in Article 42 of the CRC which says that governments must actively work to make sure children and adults know about the Convention.

We kicked off with an assembly and many of us are creating our charters and discussing our rights within our classes. Many classes have watched the below video which helps explain more about some of the things we will be discussing this year.