Convention on the Rights of the Child

These are the rights we have linked to the topics so far in the year.

In boy overboard,Jamal could play outside but Bibi couldn’t play alone outside like Jamal did.That is the right to be protected from discrimination. Also Bibi didn’t receive the right to learn at school. In boy overboard the government is not fair, they’re cruel and don’t let girls have rights. In the story, the characters in Afghanistan don’t receive the right to have protection. Also there was no medical care and health services. Jamal’s mum did not receive any privacy or freedom. We think that every single child should be treated equally without discrimination.

By Tharsika,Brandon and Kabish


Rights in boy overboard!!!

In the book boy overboard children didn’t get the same rights as us. For example, girls and boys were treated differently. Girls are not allowed to go outside unless they are with a grown up and they needed to cover their hair. Girls were not allowed to play football. The story was set in Afghanistan and the government was not fair. They blew up Jamal’s and Bibi’s house and they were not granted their right to decent shelter and protection. Governments are not allowed to send a family out of a country.They have to look after their citizens. Jamal and Bibi are not allowed to go to school and they don’t have a right to have education. Jamal and Bibi don’t have the right to be safe because their are landmines everywhere and if you step on one the landmine will blow like a bomb. Reading this book really made me think about how unfair it is when children don’t get the rights they are entitled to.

Who else has read this story and what are your opinions?

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