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The most wonderful game


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Sixty-three years ago, the United Nations called on all nations to set aside a special day which would be dedicated to the importance of the welfare of children. In Slovenia we celebrate Universal Children’s Day on the first Monday in October. This day also marks the beginning of the annual Children’s Week, which has also been celebrated since 1954, and is organised every year by the Friends of Youth Association of Slovenia. The central theme of this year’s Children’s Week is “Let’s Invite the Sun to School”, which this year focuses on the importance of creative learning and thinking.

The title also relates to the theme of youth parliaments, in which primary school children discuss education and the school system. This is a topic which is highly interesting for children, and something they spend a lot of time thinking about, so the activities during this Children’s Week will focus on teaching curiosity and the joy of new, open and useful knowledge. In a missive marking Children’s Week, children’s author Primož Suhadolčan says that knowledge is the only kind of wealth that cannot be taken from them, and he believes that the curious search for knowledge is the most wonderful game in the world.

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