Lesson 1: Rights of the child

Children learn about the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and understand how these rights apply to their own life and choices they can make

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

  • To begin to understand the UN convention on the rights of the child

Statutory guidance

Pupils should know:

  • PSHE Association’s Programme of Study for PSHE: Living in the wider world > L3. about the relationship between rights and responsibilities

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Could focus on the right to play as it includes just one right and children may be more familiar with it.


Pupils working at greater depth: Could be challenged to develop ideas around how we can support the rights.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


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Sarah Huggins,  
Relationships & Sex Education specialist
Sarah has over 20 years’ experience in education. Starting as a Primary teacher, Sarah then moved into an advisory roleA particular job you do as part of a larger task that covered both PSHE education and Citizenship. She delivers courses…
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