Lesson 1: Rights of the child

Children learn about the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and explore how these rights apply to their own lives 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

  • Nothing relevant to this lesson


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


Created by:
Sarah Huggins,  
RSE & PSHE specialist
Sarah has over 20 years’ experience in education. Starting as a Primary teacher, Sarah then moved into an advisory role that covered both PSHE education and Citizenship. She delivers courses for teachers, as well as sessions for children and young…
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