The Talk Time this week links to what we’ve been working on in our living and learning lessons.
I know that having rights comes with having responsibilities.
Rights are the things that all people are entitled to. Every right can only be guaranteed when certain responsibilities are taken. Here are some examples…
- We all have the right to be respected, and we’re responsible for making sure we respect everyone and everything (one of our three school rules).
- We have the right to play, but we have the responsibility to play safely.
- We have the right to learn, and the responsibility to get to school on time.
When having your discussions at home, these Remember 2s will help you to link rights to responsibilities:
- Think of something that you’re entitled to (a right).
- Remember that some rights are based on your basic human needs.
- A right is NOT something you’d like to have – It’s something that everyone should be guaranteed.
- For the right you’ve chosen, what part do you play to make sure that it is observed (responsibility)?
- Who else is responsible?
- Does age impact on a person’s level of responsibility?
How many right and responsibility pairs can you think of? If you’re struggling to think of many or would just like to find out more, check out this useful BBC Bitesize link: