|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?|
Thomas – Right in Reach?
|How can we help all children to reach their rights?|
Luis – Teardrop
|A tear for the child who says, “No one asked me.”|
Eilidh – The Children’s Rights Clan
|The Clan, all Together for Children’s Rights, including Joel, Thomas and Suki|
Alma – Right at the Heart
|Getting It Right, at the Heart|
Eamon – Equations
|It All Adds Up – every child born has the same rights|
Rachel -The Meadow of Children’s Rights
|Take a journey along the panels to reach the Meadow of Children’s Rights|
Arwen – Daisy Chain
|All connected Together|