National Children’s Day UK is all about the importance of a healthy childhood, and how we need to protect the rights and freedoms of children and young people that will help them develop into healthy and happy adults. It’s a day of celebration, but it’s also a great opportunity for anyone involved with children to raise awareness about projects they are running or things they care about. This year, we are encouraged to explore how we need to create a kinder world and what makes people unkind.
Children’s Day was first established by the UN General Assembly in 1954 as a day of understanding between children. A lot of countries celebrate the day on 20 November, however in the UK, the National Children’s Day charity felt it was important that children had the option to get outside into nature and their local communities, which is why it is celebrated in the summer instead.
In the week running up to Sunday 15th May, National Children’s Day will be celebrating the work that individuals and organisations are doing to help children grow up happy and healthy. This year, they are also asking everyone to support the “Choose Kind” theme when running activities or posting on social media. There are so many ways to take part in the week-long build-up, such as:
- Creative activities
- Lessons on why being kind is important
- Examples of sharing and being cooperative with one another
To find out more about the day, visit the National Children’s Day UK website.