We Are All Connected: Our Voices in Connection

How can I express myself freely and make myself heard?

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11-12 12-13


Wellbeing and resilience Identity and diversity


Lesson plan


60 minutes

Our Voices in Connection is a 60-minute lesson plan that encourages pupils aged 11–13 to reflect on the fact that while individual difference is important, they have a connection with more than 2.2 billion children and young people all over the world.

Pupils will develop a greater understanding of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, the basis for all UNICEF’s work around the world. Working collaboratively and demonstrating imagination and critical thinking skills, they will move through a collage activity to create group poems based on shared experience and connectedness.

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Our Voices in Connection is part of We Are All Connected, a set of five 60-minute learning resources exploring children’s values and rights. Developed for Dreamachine by A New Direction in partnership with UNICEF UK, the eight-page PDF lesson plan includes plenty of prompts for discussions, plus links and resources for further learning.

Lesson plan

Curriculum links

Citizenship, Personal, Social & Health Education
Key Stage: KS3

Northern Ireland:
Personal Development & Mutual Understanding
Key Stage: KS3

Health & Wellbeing, Social Studies
Levels: Third/Fourth Level

Expressive Arts, Health & Well-being, Humanities
Progression Step: PS4