Touring to schools and venues across Scotland

Rights of the Child

BREAKING NEWS: On tour for August – October 2017 

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 Touring  24 August – 23 October 2015
 Duration  55 mins
 Suitability  P1 – P7
 Costs  £405.00     ONLY A FEW DATES LEFT!

‘Rights of the Child’ is an engaging and empowering performance, informing pupils about their own rights in a fun and interactive show. 

Taking the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child as a starting point, this play explores the value of shared social responsibility, and encourages an understanding of a child’s rights. 


Follow the story of Ryan, a young schoolboy who has no idea he has any rights.  In fact, Ryan can’t even be bothered learning about them at school.

In a dream he meets Rights campaigner Eglantyne Jebb and accompanies her to the United Nations to fight for the rights of all children in the world.  When he awakens, he understands the value of rights and returns to school determined to share his newfound knowledge.

The United Nations Children’s Rights Convention (UNCRC)

The United Nations Children’s Rights Convention(UNCRC),  supports teachers so they can inform pupils about their rights and how to respect the rights of others.  ‘Rights of the Child’ endorses the charter and complements UNCRC in schools.  Pupils who will see a performance of ‘Rights of the Child’ will have…

  • a better understanding of children’s rights
  • a more positive attitude to school
  • better relationships with their classmates and teachers
  • higher self-esteem
  • an increased awareness of how to be a global citizen
  • a more developed approach to critical thinking skills and informed decision making
  • a clear understanding of how to learn respect for self and for others
  • Click here for Summary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

Children and young people’s well-being has improved due to their increased ability to understand and articulate their rights and responsibilities and those of others.”
Rights Respecting School Award 

Feedback from Educational Experts

The show links to rights being being unconditional in a very clear and fun way! RRSA and Scottish Government/Education Scotland focusses on the message that children do not need to do anything to have rights, which comes across excellently in Hopscotch’s ‘Rights of the the Child’.

         Gerry McMurtrie, Senior Professional Advisor (Scotland):  Rights Respecting Schools Award with         UNICEF UK

Hopscotch’s involvement in Scottish school pupils lives are a creative and stimulating experience. Education performance’s such as ‘Rights of the Child’ continues to develop the breadth of experience that Curriculum for Excellence is designed to deliver.

        Anthony Hutcheson, Learning for Sustainability Development Officer at Education Scotland.

School Feedback 

S – Super entertaining!

H – How soon can you come back?…

A – Awesome our pupils say!

N – Never boring!
A – Absolutely great!

R – Responsable message!

R – Really important information!

I – Included in the show – WOW!”

Leane Breslin, Kirklandneuk Primary School

Excellent dramatisation of what would happen if children didn’t have any rights. Easy for children to relate to and entertaining.”

Miss Lynas, St Charles’ OS

The children were motivated and engaged from the very start. A very funny production with excellent content. The pupils developed their knowledge about the history of their rights.

OHR, Miss McCallum

Cast photos from Hopscotch’s ‘Rights of the child’ 

Sing-a-long with the songs on YouTube

Get more help to learn the songs by clicking the ‘LEARN THE SONGS’ green icon above. 


Other Resources

Here are some useful links for the classroom:

CfE’s Experiences & Outcomes

I recognise that each individual has a unique blend of abilities and needs.  I contribute to making my school community one, which values individuals equally and is a welcoming place for all.
HWB 0-010a / HWB 1-10a / HWB 2-10a / HWB 3-10a / HWB 4-10a


As I explore the rights to which others and I are entitled, I am able to exercise these rights appropriately and accept the responsibilities that go with them.  I show respect for the rights of others.
HWB 0-09a / HWB 1-09a / HWB 2-09a / HWB 3-09a / HWB 4-09a

With thanks to

The Miss E.C Hendry Charitable Trust, W A Cargill  Fund & The John Mather Charitable Trust

Thanks to EIS for a donation towards the cost of touring ‘Rights of the Child’ to Inverness-shire, Morayshire & Aberdeenshire