World Health Day

April 7th 2024  

Theme of this year’s World Health Day  is  ‘My Health, My Right’. 

“This year’s theme was chosen to champion the right of everyone, everywhere to have access to quality health services, education, and information, as well as safe drinking water, clean air, good nutrition, quality housing, decent working and environmental conditions, and freedom from discrimination”. World Health Day 2024 

As Clybiau Plant Cymru Kids’ Clubs we always support the UNCRC Child Rights and on World Health Day we would like to remind you of Article 24 

 “Every child has the right to the best possible health. Governments must work to provide good quality health care, clean water, nutritious food and a clean environment so that children can stay healthy. Richer countries must help poorer countries achieve this” 

Within Out of School Clubs you can support the UNCRC Article 24 by ensuring children have their health needs met, through:   

  • Clean water available as the minimum requirement.  This can be achieved with a simple self-help station or having cups available within the play area so that children an access water independently.   

Children can be supported to become independent by being involved at snack time.  Encouraging and enabling them to access Nutritious Food at Meal and Snack times.  Allowing children to prepare snacks and ensure they are understanding health and hygiene practices will provide opportunities for learning about safeguarding their own health.  

  • Ensuring the environment is hygienically clean at the start of the session.  Clearing up as you go and also ensuring there is a limitation to cross contamination with food, medication or illnesses that can quickly spread around the setting.   
  • Ensuring medication is administered in line with prescription directions and your settings Medication Policy and Procedures, ensuring there are permission signatories from the parent/carer of the child.     
  • Enabling children to independently wash hands before and after snacks and meals. 

Supporting Mental Health in the Club can also be achieved through activities such as 

  • Physical play opportunities both indoors and outdoors  
  • Yoga and mindfulness sessions 

My Rights in my Out of School Club ARTICLE 24 – Clybiau Plant Cymru (EN) 

Our-rights_UNCRC.pdf ( 

World Health Day 2024: My health, my right (