Today the Rights Knights had their first community group of the new year.
Our key focus today was about conflict and war.
Article 38 -Governments must do everything they can to protect and care for children affected by war. Governments must not allow children under the age of 15 to take part in war or join the armed forces.
The first activity was ‘To be safe I need…’
Think about all aspects of your daily life. What do you need during their days in order to feel safe and protected?
Our top suggestions were…shelter, family, enough food and clean water, police and emergency services.
Do you think our list would be the same as people who are affected by conflict?
What might be the same?
What might be different?
We then played the pencil game!
- The aim of the game is to get a good education for children.
- This is shown by making pencils out of paper, using a stencil.
- The pencil must be cut out.
- The tips must be coloured in with a coloured pencil.
- Rewrite the future must be written on the pencil.
- The more pencils the group makes, the greater level of education you have accessed.
After conflict broke out we found out how that affected the education that people recieved, for example transport was disrupted so supplied were no longer able to get to school.
For the second part of the session we took part in 1 million stars to end world violence project.
We weaved stars and stars from across the world will come together in a large installation during the Commonwealth Games in 2018.
To find out more please see: http://www.onemillionstars.net/