We were delighted to have Mr John Darcy along for a special assembly yesterday. He reminded us about the importance of sharing any worries we have and who to go to for help. Friends, family, people who work at school and Childline were all groups who could support us.
This links with UNCRC Article 12: All children have the right to be able to give their opinion when adults are making decisions which affect them, and adults should take it seriously.
We thanked the classes for the baby cards they made and told everyone that we are ready to send away the cards and letters to our MP and MSP. We hope our small efforts to campaign will raise awareness of this issue.
We met today to share the Baby Cards from each class. Our cards are being sent away to our local MP and MSP along with a letter to ask for support with the UNICEF “Survive beyond 5” campaign.
Did you know that 5,000,000 children around the world will not live to see their 5th birthday? Essential medicines, vaccines and immunisations are not available to many babies and children. Diseases and illnesses which are fairly easy to prevent through medication are proving fatal for them.
Immunisation helps to strengthen a child’s immune system to fight diseases like polio, measles, hepatitis B, diphtheria, tuberculosis (TB) and meningitis.
UNCRC Article 1: Everyone under the age of 18 has all the rights in the Convention.
UNCRC Article 24: Every child has the right to the best possible health. Governments must work to provide good quality health care, clean water, nutritious food and a clean environment so that children can stay healthy. Richer countries must help poorer countries achieve this.
We hope our government can
Raise awareness of the issue
Provide extra money or funding to agencies who work to
promote children’s health eg UNICEF/Save the Children
Provide extra money or funding for immunisations and
Liaise with other governments to promote the very best
health care for all children.