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AUTUMN 2
Motivation Drive and Ambition and Perseverance, Resilience and Grit

DATE

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

RRSA

31.10.16

“The greatest wealth is health.”

Virgil

ARTICLE 8
(protection and preservation of identity)

Every child has the right to an identity. Governments must respect and protect that right, and prevent the child’s name, nationality or family relationships from being changed unlawfully.

7.11.16

“People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

ARTICLE 9
(separation from parents)

Children must not be separated from their parents against their will unless it is in their best interests (for example, if a parent is hurting or neglecting a child). Children whose parents have separated have the right to stay in contact with both parents, unless this could cause them harm.

14.11.16

"The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person's determination."

Tommy Lasorda

ARTICLE 10
(family reunification)

Governments must respond quickly and sympathetically if a child or their parents apply to live together in the same country. If a child’s parents live apart in different countries, the child has the right to visit and keep in contact with both of them.

21.11.16

THINK ABOUT your ambitions and consider the career path that would best help you to realise those ambitions

ARTICLE 11
(abduction and non-return of children)

Governments must do everything they can to stop children being taken out of their own country illegally by their parents or other relatives, or being prevented from returning home.

28.11.16

"Every worthwhile accomplishment, big or little, has its stages of drudgery and triumph; a beginning, a struggle and a victory."  

Ghandi

ARTICLE 12
(respect for the views of the child)

Every child has the right to express their views, feelings and wishes in all matters affecting them, and to have their views considered and taken seriously. This right applies at all times, for example during immigration proceedings, housing decisions or the child’s day-to-day home life.

5.12.16

“Never do a wrong thing to make a friend--or to keep one.”

Robert E Lee

ARTICLE 13
(freedom of expression)

Every child must be free to express their thoughts and opinions and to access all kinds of information, as long as it is within the law.

12.12.16

"Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around  and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it."  

Michael Jordon

ARTICLE 14
(freedom of thought, belief and religion)

Every child has the right to think and believe what they choose and also to practise their religion, as long as they are not stopping other people from enjoying their rights. Governments must respect the rights and responsibilities of parents to guide their child as they grow up.

CHRISTMAS

 

ARTICLE 15
(freedom of association)

Every child has the right to meet with other children and to join groups and organisations, as long as this does not stop other people from enjoying their rights.