The Rights Clan

The Children’s Parliament and Together Scotland (Scottish Alliance for Children’s Rights) invited Sciennes to take part in a creative project at the start of June 2016, to provide a visual, child friendly representation of four ‘UNCRC in Scotland‘ seminars.

UNCRC panel artwork

Artists Joanna, Yonnie and Lyver worked with pupils from Miss Stewardson’s P6 class (now in Ms Sellar’s P7 class), discussing key themes that were raised in the seminars. The pupils then created seven panels of artwork which presented these themes in an engaging way. During the project, 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.

At the suggestion of Stephen Gilhooley, City of Edinburgh QIO, the group of eight children from the UNCRC Panels Project joined our Pupil Council Rights Ambassadors in taking forward rights based learning at school. They have titled themselves ‘The Rights Clan.’

The Rights Clan invited classes and staff to view their UNCRC panels while they were on display in school and gave talks on these ahead of the panels moving to Children in Scotland Offices at Rosebery House, Haymarket. Juliet Harris, Director of Together Scotland and Liz Millership invited the group to meet Mark Todd MSP at a special celebratory event on Tuesday 19th September.

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Children in Scotland Offices, Rosebery House

The Rights Clan at Children in Scotland Offices, Rosebery House 19.9.2017

The UNCRC panels were subsequently moved to Victoria Quay before being installed in the Scottish Parliament, where a special reception event was held to which the children and their families were invited.

UNCRC in Scotland mural reception event

Wednesday 13th December 2017, Scottish Parliament, The Burns Room (Committee Room 1), Edinburgh EH99 1SP (6 – 8pm)

*This event is being co-hosted by Deputy Presiding Officer Linda Fabiani MSP and the Minister for Childcare and Early Years, Maree Todd MSP*

We are delighted to announce that registration is now open for the evening exhibition event of the ‘UNCRC in Scotland’ mural at Scottish Parliament. 

The children’s rights mural was made by Sciennes Primary School following the ‘UNCRC in Scotland’ seminar series held from February – June 2017 in partnership with the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships (CRFR) and the Centre for Child Wellbeing and Protection (CCWP).  The seminar series was funded by the Scottish Universities Insight Institute (SUII).

This reception will bring together the third sector, the public sector, academia, Ministers, government officials and children and young people to celebrate the UNCRC mural created by Sciennes Primary pupils.  The children will explain each of their panels and the children’s rights messages they represent.  Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament and Glasgow Youth Council will discuss the mural in relation to their experiences throughout the SUII seminar series.

The event will recap on the findings of the seminar series on the UNCRC throughout law, practice and policy and encourage attendees to consider next steps in implementing children’s rights in Scotland.  Maree Todd MSP, Minister for Childcare and Early Years, will reflect on the mural’s core message of embedding children’s rights into decisions made across Scottish Government.

rightly proud families

What a wonderful, memorable experience for our young people - Arwen, Thomas, Alma, Luis, Eilidh, Isaac, Eamon and Rachel -
UNCRC panels destined for Scottish Parliament in the AutumnWe hope that families will take an opportunity to come into school