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Special Mission

This term’s Rights Mission is to use our lesson plans to consider how your school could help cut costs for families.

The mission follows a report we published earlier this year, which found that lots of parents across Wales struggle to pay for the costs associated with school.

Positive changes

We’ve made two sets of lesson plans to use in class.

You can choose to focus only on one, or you can do both.

By the end of the Rights Mission, we hope that schools will have made a plan showing how they’ll set up a uniform reuse scheme, or make changes in their school that cut costs for families.

The Rights Mission will close on 15 December.

If you’re not a part of our scheme, you can read more about it and sign up here,

Lesson 1 – The Revolve Project

This encourages children and young people to set up uniform re-use shops in their schools or link in with community schemes.

The lesson focuses on the environmental benefits of reusing uniform.

We hope that by encouraging schools to create re-use shops in more schools and communities around Wales, we can help limit the burden on families caused by buying school uniform, and have a positive impact on the environment.

KS2 Resource

KS3/KS4 Resource

Accessible Resource

Feedback

We’ve made it easy to send your feedback to us.

You can answer a few questions by following this link, or by using the QR codes in the resources.

Lesson 2 – Check with Ceri

We have created an assessment tool for schools to consider the financial impact additional activities can have on families.

We’ve called it “Check with Ceri”.

Ceri is a fictional character who represents a child or young person whose family do not have enough money to afford the things they need, and who may miss out on their rights under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) because of this.

We want children, young people and adults at the school to take part in the “Check with Ceri” activity, designed to help them to think about what costs might be difficult for Ceri and their family to afford both over the course of the school day, and over the school year.

We then want them to work together to come up with ideas for what schools could do differently to help children like Ceri.

KS2 Resource

KS3/4 Resource

Accessible Resource

Feedback

We’ve made it easy to send your feedback to us.

You can answer a few questions by following this link, or by using the QR codes in the resources.