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Children’s Week is a national celebration of children’s rights, talents and citizenship.

The Children’s Week National Theme for 2023 is based on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) Article 31: Children have the right to relax, play and to join in a wide range of leisure activities. 

Through play and leisure, children and young people engage with the people, places and objects around them to form their understanding of the world and how they fit into it. Play and leisure helps to develop children and young people’s knowledge and skills. Play prepares them for a lifetime of learning both in school and beyond and has a powerful impact on their cognitive, physical, social and emotional development.   

Acknowledging and celebrating Children’s Week aims to highlight children and young people’s right to play, rest, engage in cultural life, the arts and recreational activities and the fundamental role it has in their learning. 

In preparation for Children's Week, we’re calling on students to use their creativity to share the importance of play, rest and taking part in the activities they enjoy.  

We invite all students K-12 to participate in the making of a Children’s Week digital book through art and stories to express their ideas and creativity about the importance of play, rest and leisure. This can be in the form of a painting, drawing, collage, sculpture, photograph, sketch, etc. 

Submissions will have the opportunity to be featured in a digital art book, which will be shared with our school communities during Children’s Week. All art will be part of an online gallery showcasing the ideas and talents of students across the Diocese.


Submissions have now closed. Please email with any further questions.