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"Breaking the Mould" Day - Friday 27th November 2020

At Whitehouse, we are committed to ensuring that all the children's rights contained in the UNICEF Convention on the Rights of Children, are upheld and respected in our setting.

 

  • As part of our Rights Respecting School journey, promoting equality and respecting diversity in school, as well as beyond, has been identified as one of our top priorities again this year.

 

With this in mind, a special day was organised on Friday 27th November to enable all our children to:

  • celebrate the achievements of people in the public eye no matter how different they might be
  • become more aware of differences between people and develop a non-judgemental attitude towards them
  • use a common and respectful language to refer to individuals who might be different
  • see differences in the world as enriching
  • give pupils the confidence to be themselves even if that means being different
  • provide children with the courage and perseverance to overcome obstacles they might face on their way to becoming who they are

 

Each year group had to provide pupils with lessons to raise awareness of 3 to 4 "Protected Characteristics" as contained in the Equality Act 2013 which our school is bound to comply with by law:

  • age
  • disability
  • gender reassignment
  • marriage and civil partnership
  • pregnancy and maternity
  • race (colour, nationality, ethnicity or national origins, caste)
  • religion or belief
  • sex
  • sexual orientation

Some of the lovely videos and resources which were used during the day

 

Other resources produced by teachers.

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