Pupils symbolic balloon release

Bearsden Academy pupils with their balloons

Bearsden Academy pupils with their balloons

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Pupils at Bearsden Academy celebrated the 25th anniversary of the United Nations

Convention on the Rights of the Child on

November 20 with the symbolic release of 60 balloons.

In 1989, governments worldwide promised all children the same rights by adopting the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, also known as the CRC or UNCRC. The Convention changed the way children are viewed and treated – in other words, as human beings with a distinct set of rights instead of as passive objects of care and charity.

Each S1 pupil created a poster identifying a right that they think is important and why. Sixty of these pupils then put this information on to a sticker which was attached to a balloon.

These balloons were then ‘released’ from the quad while Higher photography pupils captured the moment on film.

They also used social media to tweet about their event using #outright and @unicef_uk.

The balloons ended up as part of a display in the assembly hall with no adverse effects on the environment.