UNCRC Art Project with Together Scottish Alliance for Children’s Rights

UNCRC panels destined for Scottish Parliament in the Autumn

We hope that families will take an opportunity to come into school this week to see the wonderful UNCRC panels on display in the foyer outside the Gym Hall before the end of term. They will also be on display in the Scottish Parliament in the Autumn.

Juliet Harris and Liz Millership visiting to see UNCRC panels created Together 

Chelsea Stinson, Children’s Voices Project Manager from the Children’s Parliament (based at Summerhall) approached us with a very exciting opportunity to work with Together – the Scottish Alliance for Children’s Rights (see video below).  


Over the past few months, Together and the Scottish Universities Insight Institute  hosted four seminars on children’s rights in law, practice and policy, sharing national international examples of good practice with a diverse group of delegates:


As part of this seminar series, Together have been working to ensure that children and young people play a key role and that key messages from the seminars are accessible to everyone. Together commissioned artists Joanna Boyce, Yonnie and Lyver to work with our P6 pupils to present key messages in a creative and engaging way.

Three young people who had attended the seminars (Joel, Thomas and Suki) interpreted the key messages and themes then P6C pupils from Miss Stewardson’s class – Arwen, Thomas, Alma, Luis, Eilidh, Isaac, Eamon and Rachel – worked closely with the artists to visualise the imagery suggested, for example ‘rights in the clouds’, ‘a policy factory’, ‘a meadow of rights’ and ‘connected in a daisy chain.’

During the project on 7th, 8th and 9th of June, Miss Stewardson’s whole class discussed and worked on visualising UNCRC articles, particularly Articles 42 Everyone should know about the UNCRC (finding ways to depict 42 of the articles) and 31 The right to play.

Isaac – The Policy Factory

The Policy Factory, but where are the children?

The Policy Factory from Sciennes Primary School on Vimeo.

Thomas – Right in Reach?

How can we help all children to reach their rights?

Reaching for Rights from Sciennes Primary School on Vimeo.

Luis – Teardrop

A tear for the child who says, “No one asked me.”

Teardrop from Sciennes Primary School on Vimeo.

Eilidh – The Children’s Rights Clan

The Clan, all Together for Children’s Rights, including Joel, Thomas and Suki

The Children’s Rights Clan from Sciennes Primary School on Vimeo.

Alma – Right at the Heart

Getting It Right, at the Heart

Children at the Heart from Sciennes Primary School on Vimeo.

Eamon – Equations

It All Adds Up – every child born has the same rights

Equations from Sciennes Primary School on Vimeo.

Rachel -The Meadow of Children’s Rights

Take a journey along the panels to reach the Meadow of Children’s Rights

https://player.vimeo.com/video/222956920 The Meadow of Rights from Sciennes Primary School on Vimeo.

Arwen – Daisy Chain

All connected Together

The Daisy Chain from Sciennes Primary School on Vimeo.