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Reading Recommendation List for Year 7 and Year 8 (Oct /Nov/Dec)

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World Children’s Day – 17-11-2022

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World Children’s Day

Saturday 20th November marks World Children’s Day. World Children’s Day was first established in 1954 as Universal Children’s Day and is celebrated on 20th November each year to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide and improving children’s welfare.

November 20th is an important date as it is the date in 1959 when the UN General Assembly adopted
the Declaration of the Rights of the Child. It is also the date in 1989 when the UN General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Since 1990, World Children’s Day also marks the anniversary of the date that the UN General Assembly adopted both the Declaration and the Convention on children’s rights.

World Children’s Day offers each of us an inspirational entry-point to advocate, promote and celebrate children’s rights, translating into dialogues and actions that will build a better world for children.
This year, Wrexham Council are marking World Children’s Day with a number of planned events.

Celebrating World Children’s Day in Wrexham

On Thursday 17th November 2022 Wrexham Council will be holding a free event in Tŷ Pawb to celebrate children’s rights and their place in society. This event is aimed at children, young people and families. The event will open from 4.30pm until 7pm. Everything in this event will be a free with free food, information market stalls and entertainment including treasure hunt, music, a choir, circus skills, magician, photo booth, play activities and much much more.  Please can you promote in your schools- posters attached.

Going Blue for World Children’s Day

On 17th November 2022 Wrexham Council will also be turning the Tŷ Pawb building blue to mark and celebrate World Children’s Day.  We would like to invite every school in Wrexham to mark World Children’s Day by requesting the staff and pupils in your school to wear something blue for the day on Thursday 17th November 2022. The hope is that by wearing blue we will bring attention to the importance of children’s rights.

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Have Your Say’ on new Made-for-Wales GCSEs

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Qualifications Wales is creating a brand-new set of GCSEs that will realise the ambition of the new Curriculum for Wales and meet the needs of learners.

They are consulting on proposals for 26 new GCSEs and other related qualifications. These are organised around what the Curriculum for Wales refers to as the six Areas of Learning and Experience.

Qualifications Wales wants people’s opinions on the content and ways of assessing the new qualifications that will be available from 2025.

The proposed qualifications include new combined GCSEs in The Sciences (incorporating Biology, Chemistry and Physics), Cymraeg Language and Literature, English Language and Literature, and Mathematics and Numeracy.

Qualifications Wales also wants people across the country to share their views on the content and assessment of brand-new GCSEs in Social Studies, Engineering, Film and Digital Media, and Dance.

Between 4 October and 14 December, you can tell us what you think of these proposals.

For more information and to ‘Have Your Say’ visit haveyoursay.qualifications.wales