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TCC’s Top 7 – Articles of the UNCRC – as voted the most important to our students, by our students

UNCRC Summary – Articles

This year, as part of the Rights Respecting Schools tutor programme, TCC has been focusing on the humanitarian crisis which has been taking place across Europe over the past 2 years.  Refugees from Syria and the middle east have been forced to flee their homes to seek safety in neighbouring countries, meaning that 2 million children, and millions more people, lack access to the most basic necessities to survive.  Our students here at TCC have discussed the events which have led to this crisis, and the circumstances surrounding them.  As a college who works closely with UNICEF, taking the rights of our students seriously, supporting the United Nations Convention for the Rights of a Child (UNCRC), we encourage our students’ views and opinions on matters that both affect them personally in college, as well as those issues that affect children and young people in our communities, as well as on a wider scale – concerning the rights of those children in our global community.

Article 27 – Meeting the physical, social and mental needs of our students

It was brought to our attention, and discussed at this Half Term’s RRS Steering Group meeting, that students felt they knew very little about Politics and the upcoming General Election.  They outlined discussions that had been held in Student Council meetings, that they would appreciate some input and information about the Political Parties, their policies and promises leading up to Thursday’s vote.

Therefore over the course of this Half Term, in RRS Tutor Sessions, students will be encouraged to take a closer look at the KEY POINTS from each Party Manifesto, looking at ALL the relevant parties – large and small – so that they can make direct comparisons between them.

Students will focus initially on key areas of particular interest to them, followed up with those issues that may not affect them directly.  Students will then volunteer to represent the political party of their choice; state their points to include an opening and closing statement.  They will then take part in a class debate before each student casts their vote.

The results will then be collated and published – post June 8th – on the TCC website ‘ticker’ and this RRS webpage.

RRS Assemblies are taking place directly after election week, and will be focussed on the results of this week’s General Election; ways in which the results will impact the students themselves and reactions to the result.  What does this mean for the future of Britain?