To mark World Children’s Day, Denton and Reddish MP Andrew Gwynne is encouraging local schools to sign up for OutRight, Unicef UK’s youth campaigning programme.
Through OutRight, Unicef UK creates a set of free teaching resources and plans which can be emailed directly to every school, club or youth organisation that signs up. These resources are themed around an important issue which is decided by children and young people.
This year OutRight starts with children learning about climate change – how it affects their rights and how the different aspects of a changing climate intersect and influence each other.
Ahead of the UK hosting the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in November next year, the campaign aims to allow the UK’s children and young people to lead the way and tell decision-makers how they can re-imagine the world to create happier and healthier futures for all of us.
Last year over 2,000 schools across the UK participated in OutRight.
Andrew Gwynne said:
“OutRight is a fantastic programme for empowering children and young people to know their rights and get their voices heard on important issues.
“I am particularly pleased about the focus on climate change this year – it is the biggest issue facing the world and is of particular importance to children and young people, who will have to live with the consequences of our actions now.”