World To Rights
Every child and young person has rights, no matter who they are or where they live. Nearly every government in the world has promised to protect, respect and fulfil these rights, yet they are still violated worldwide
The World to Rights day is made up of educational workshops and a performance. Starting with a basic knowledge of Rights, the children explore how Victorian times was the battlegound to child rights in this country and paved the way for our appreciation of protection, healthcare, safety, a loving family and an education today.
The workshops include: life in the cotton mill, life on the streets of London and a ragged school, and finally life in a Victorian circus. Various scenes portraying children’s lack of rights 150 years ago help the participating pupils to gain a sense of privilege and responsibility to others around the world today who still have no rights.
To view a selection of photos from the project click on this photos & media link.