Can anyone break a world record?
The Guinness World Records provides a fantastic opportunity to see the gifts, talents and interests other people living all over the world have. I understand and respect that not everyone is the same as me.
A belief is something that affects our life choices and the way we live. Our gifts, talents and interests can influence our beliefs. We should never be treated unfairly because of our beliefs.
Relating to the UN Rights of a Child, if we choose to attempt a world record, our parents or carers will guide and help us and make sure it is safe. Adults should do what is best for children.
How important is space exploration?
Exploring space can be exciting and helps us to learn more about the universe. We have a responsibility to consider the impact space exploration may have and manage any risks involved.
People from many different nations have been involved in space exploration. If we have the education, training and skills to explore space then our colour or nationality should never be the reason we cannot.
Relating to the UN Rights of a Child, remember that we all have the right to get information about space exploration from the internet, radio, television, newspapers, books and other sources.
What is bravery?
There are some situations or challenges we face that may be tricky. Learning how to manage risks can help us make choices and take action in response to these.
Race can mean your colour, nationality or your ethnic or national origins. The Huitoto are an indigenous group whose traditional land is around the Southern Colombian city of Leticia. We should never be treated unfairly because of our race.
Relating to the UN Rights of a Child, governments should let families and communities guide their children as they grow up. The Huitoto traditionally learn hunting, fishing and gathering from a young age.
How has travel changed our lives?
Having access to travel can help us learn more about people living in our world. Life is not the same for everyone and we should respect that.
Where and how people choose to live may affect the modes of transport they use. We should never be treated unfairly because of how we choose to live.
Relating to the UN Rights of a Child, if a child lives in a different country than their parents, governments must let the child and parents travel so that they can stay in contact and be together.
What is the best way to show your support?
We all have the right and freedom to raise awareness of the things that are important to us. We should consider how we choose to do this and the impact it may have on others. We can all make a positive difference!
Max was 10 years old when he took on his challenge. We can all set ourselves goals and challenges and achieve amazing things. Nobody should judge, underestimate or treat anyone unfairly because of their age.
And remember, as part of the UN Rights of a Child, we have the right to share freely with others what we learn, think or feel unless it harms other people.
How do you choose to celebrate significant events?
We are all different; our lives, and our beliefs. How or if we choose to celebrate the coronation will be different too and we respect this.
The coronation service, where King Charles III will be crowned king, is a Christian service. However, it will reflect the different religions and diversity of modern Britain. Our religion or belief should never stop us being invited to take part in coronation celebrations.
How do you learn best?
Different countries have different rules and laws about school and education. In the UK, all children must be provided with an education from age 5 to 18.
In Afghanistan, girls over 11 years of age are not allowed to attend school. Being a boy or a girl should never stop us from doing something or cause us to be treated unfairly.
Can you prepare for emergency situations?
There are many situations in life that can become dangerous. By considering the consequences of our actions and managing risks, we can help to keep ourselves and others safer.
Some people will not receive emergency alerts because they do not have mobile phones or other devices. There are other ways people can be alerted so everyone can be kept as safe as possible.
We discussed how we all have the right to live in a safe environment. The emergency alert is one way that can help us stay safe.
How do communities support each other in difficult times?
Community groups can be formed by people with similar interests or characteristics. Not everyone shares the same interests or characteristics as each other but we can respect that.
Some communities can be formed based on people’s characteristics. The nine characteristics are protected so nobody should be treated unfairly because of them.
We can join or set up groups or organisations and form our own communities. We can meet with others as long as this does not harm other people.
Should Roald Dahl's books be changed for modern times?
We discussed how that, as we move into the future, things develop, change and modernise. Rules and laws will sometimes need to be updated because of this.
Roald Dahl was born in 1916. He based many of his stories and characters on his real life experiences. People of different ages are likely to have different life experiences but we should never be treated unfairly because of our age or the age group we are in.
And remember, relating to the UN Rights of a Child, parents or guardians are the main people responsible for bringing up a child. They should always consider what is best for us. This may involve deciding which books are suitable for us to read.
Should men and women’s sports teams be paid the same?
If we do not agree with something or do not think it is fair, we can use our voices to make changes. We learnt that Wales’ national men and women's football teams will now receive equal pay. All children have rights and should not be treated unfairly for any reason. This includes whether we are a girl or a boy.
We discussed how both men and women should be treated fairly. This includes being paid fairly for the job they do.
What is the most important form of communication?
We are all different, so communicate in different ways. Developing our communication skills can help us become more understanding of the world we live in and may even help someone else feel welcome and cared for. There are many languages spoken across the world that people can use to communicate with one another. We all have the right to use our own language, even if this is not shared by most people in the country we live in.
Some people may have a disability, such as deafness, which means they communicate with others in a different way. This should never cause someone to be treated unfairly.
How much control do influencers have over our choices?
We discussed that we all have the power to influence so should consider how our behaviour, actions and words can affect others. We all have the right to be protected from exploitation (being taken advantage of). Learning about social media and keeping safe online can help do this.
Our beliefs consist of the things we believe to be true about ourselves, the world and others. They are firmly embedded and affect the way we think and behave. There are many things which may influence our beliefs.
Are television channels as important as they once were?
We discussed that with such a huge variety of entertainment available on our screens, we can choose what to watch. We can take some responsibility for our viewing to ensure we have a healthy amount of screen time. The BBC was the first broadcasting company in the UK and is now 100 years old. We have the right to get information from the internet, radio, television, newspapers, books and other sources.
Should we all aim to be the best?
We discussed how everyone is different, with different talents. We can respect and celebrate the achievements of others and be thankful for the people in our lives who do the same for us. Our education should help us fully develop our personalities, talents and abilities. This will enable us to be the best that we can be!
Do we achieve more when there is competition?
We discussed how competitions have rules and that these rules often state who can enter the competition and how to win. These rules encourage fair play and help keep contestants or competitors safe. The UN Rights of a Child teach us that watching or participating in competitions may help us to rest, relax, play, or take part in cultural and creative activities.
How can we help those in need who are far away?
We discussed how people in Pakistan have been affected by the flooding and thought carefully about how we could help. The UN Rights of a Child states that every child has the right to live in a safe environment.
Should more be done to help rescue pets?
We talked about how we all have a voice. We can use our voice to share our opinions and support the things that matter to us. For some, this might be caring for pets in need. It might be that we own a pet, want to help a pet in need or can no longer care for a pet. These are all issues that affect us and we all have the right to give our opinions freely on them.
How has football influenced black history?
The theme for 2022’s Black History Month is ‘Time for change; Action not words’ and in a recent interview, former England player Andy Cole shared his thoughts on the month, including highlighting the need for change in football and wider society. Cole feels particularly strongly about the lack of opportunities for black coaches and managers in English football.
Each year, Black History Month provides an opportunity for learning, reflection and change; to look at how things once were and to ensure we learn from the past to create a better future.