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World Children’s Day is a day to celebrate the power of children to change the world.

World Children’s Day is a day to celebrate the power of children to change the world.

World Children’s Day is UNICEF’s global day of action for children, by children, marking the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) on November 20.

It highlights critical issues affecting children’s lives, builds awareness of UNICEF’s work, and supports the empowerment of children and young people as advocates for their own rights.

An integral part of World Children’s Day is children and young people learning about their rights and raising their voices on issues that affect them. Use some of the resources and ideas below to support your learners in this. As 20 November falls on a Sunday this year, schools are encouraged to celebrate during the week or month leading up to the date.


OutRight is a UNICEF UK annual campaign that empowers children and young people to realise their own rights, and speak out in their support and World Children’s Day is a key moment in the campaign. This year, we focus on children’s and young people’s right to the best possible health. All schools, youth clubs and youth organisations are welcome to sign up for OutRight.

Once you do so, you’ll be able to sign up for your free ticket to our virtual OutRight 2022 World Children’s Day event on Friday 18 November.

Article of the Week

Look out for our Article of the Week pack dedicated to World Children’s Day and Article 45 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child on 10 November.

Get inspiration on the RRSA Facebook group

Join your fellow Rights Respecting Schools on Facebook to find out what other teachers have planned.

 Don’t forget to let us know what you are doing on social media under the hashtags #WorldChildrensDay and #MySchoolMyRights

Reels and TikTok Activity #IFeltIncluded

See an example video and script here to get your learners started and download our World Children’s Day Safeguarding Guidelines here.

Explain that its story time!

Ask your pupils to tell us about a time when they felt included. Maybe it was someone who was kind to you at school, at sports practice or in your community – and who made you feel part of a group.

Share the story using #IFeltIncluded and invite your friends to do the same.

Post your video and tag @UNICEF for a chance to be featured on UNICEF!

The challenge will be available on TikTok from 1 November.


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