World Children's Day 2021

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

On the 20 November we celebrate World Children’s Day, the anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. It’s a global day of action for children, by children.  

We will turn the world blue in support of children’s rights and provide platforms to raise the voices of children and young people on the issues they care about. As we cope with the impacts of the pandemic, it’s more important than ever that the voices and the demands of children and young people are heard.  

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.


OutRight is our annual campaign that empowers children and young people to realise their own rights, and speak out in their support. This year, we focus on children and young people’s mental health. All schools, youth clubs and youth organisations are welcome to sign up for OutRight. 

The campaign runs beyond World Children’s Day itself, but it’s a key moment for children to use their voices on.

Article of the Week

Have a look at our Article of the Week pack centered around World Children’s Day and Articles 1 and 4 to help your school learn about and celebrate children’s rights.

Other ideas

For more inspiration and details, have a look at the World Children’s Day 2021 toolkit for schools and some of the resources and links below.  

  • For younger children aged 3-6, have a look at our new CRC video
  • Get inspiration on the RRSA Facebook group – join us on Facebook to find out what other teachers have planned such as celebration assemblies, special lessons on children’s rights, and asking children what their hopes are for the future.  

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

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