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What does this mean?
It’s your right to play and rest.
Getting enough sleep and having time to rest and play can help you become the best person you can be.
Play and rest is just as important as all the other rights.
EXAMPLE: The Government needs to make sure you have places to play, so they build public playgrounds and parks.
Learn more about this right
- UNCRC, article 31 – You have the right to play and rest.
- When new houses are built in towns and cities, playgrounds are often build beside them.
- All schools should have a yard and a place for you to play. You shouldn’t be in lessons every hour when you’re in school – you need a break!
- Many studies say that play is very important for children. It helps with healthy brain development and helps you socialise and make friends.
- There are laws that allow children aged 14 and over to have a part-time job, but only for a few hours each week. This makes sure they have enough time to rest.
- Kids Health – Find out more about why sleep matters
- Scouts – Interested in joining the scouts?
- Irish Girl Guides – Interested in joining the girl guides?
- Irish Wheelchair Association – Find out about the Irish Wheelchair Association’s activities and services for young people with a disability.
- Community Games – Look into the different activities and events organised by the Community Games.