Education is a universal human right enshrined in the articles of the UN Conventions of the Rights of the Child and key to a positive future for young people around the world. However, millions of children are still unable to go to school because of who they are and where they live.

According to data from UNESCO, at the end of 2016 there were 124 million children and young adolescents (aged 6-15 years) who had either never started or had dropped out of school. Of this number, 63 million were primary school age while 61 million were secondary school age.

Home learning activities for students aged 11-14.

Learning Objectives: To think about the importance of school and education. To learn about why some children do not go to school and plan a campaign to raise awareness of this issue. 

Curriculum Links: English, Citizenship and Art and Design.