Jessica Morden Jessica Morden - Labour MP for Newport East, Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons and PPS to Keir Starmer
I’d encourage all our local schools to sign up for Unicef UK’s annual ‘Outright’ campaign, which helps teach children and young people about their rights here in the UK and around the world.
This year, OutRight will help children and young people learn about the impact of air pollution on their health and empower them to stand up for their right to good health and a clean environment where they live, learn and play.
It would be great to see lots of local schools taking part in Unicef’s Outright 2018 campaign. This year’s focus on air pollution is particularly important, and a good opportunity to teach our schoolchildren about the long-term dangers of air pollution and learn more about their right to thrive in a safe, clean environment.
OutRight takes place every year and is a celebration of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the anniversary of which falls on 20th November, World Children’s Day. To support schools that sign up for OutRight, Unicef UK will provide schools and youth organisations with free resources, including interactive learning activities and campaign actions. These packs will allow children and young people to learn about air pollution in an engaging way whilst making a real difference to the environment around them.
OutRight is open to all schools in the UK and you can find further information, including how your school can sign up online at the following address – http://unicef.uk/joinoutright.