As part of the World Children’s Day celebrations lasting 20 days, our students spread awareness of the United Nations Convention on the Right of the Child (UNCRC). Around 150 students and their teachers along with parents participated in a rally which started from Kalimatha temple to YMCA along the beach road before sun rise. Students were enthusiastically raising slogans related to child rights. Some of the placards made by the students range from eliminating child labour to discrimination against children. Each class is preparing an action plan and awareness campaign related to each of the 54 Articles of the UNCRC. At the end of the rally, students of various classes performed a mime, flash mob, speeches and singing, which was well received by the morning strollers and general public on the beach road.
School Principal, Biju Baby spoke at the occasion about the various aspects of child rights and he mentioned that Article 42 of UNCRC highlights the importance of spreading the awareness of Child rights among common people. Oakridge students will collaborate with Nord Anglia Schools from 66 schools in 29 countries over the Global Campus online portal to discuss and contribute their thoughts about child rights.