|UNCRC panels destined for 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 has 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 Katy 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 Together 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 Article 42 Everyone should know about the UNCRC (finding ways to depict 42 of the articles) and Article 31 The right to play and rest.
|P6C have included their own images of 42 articles of the UNRC|
|P6C's ideas will help create a new Playground Charter|
|Juliet and Liz from Together Alliance visited P6C on Election Day 8th June when Emily illustrated Article 4|
Isaac - The Policy Factory
|"My panel showed all adults trying to let children have the rights but the children aren't actually involved in the process. I enjoyed working with the people and painting the mural." Isaac|
|The Policy Factory, but where are the children?|
Thomas - Right in Reach?
|"My panel shows the children reaching for their rights. They aren't getting their rights because the adults are not letting the children help them make the policies. It is important children are involved in things about them." Thomas|
|How can we help all children to reach their rights?|
Luis - Teardrop
|" My panel was the one about not getting heard. And children not getting respect. There was a teardrop in the middle because the child was sad that no one was listening to her." Luis|
|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 Noel, Leo and Suki|
Alma - Right at the Heart
|Getting It Right, at the Heart|
Eamon - Equations
|It All Adds Up - every child born equals the same rights|
Equations from Sciennes Primary School on Vimeo.
Rachel -The Meadow of Children's Rights
|Journey along the panels to reach the Meadow of Children's Rights|
The Meadow of Rights from Sciennes Primary School on Vimeo.
Arwen - Daisy Chained Together
|All connected Together|
The Daisy Chain from Sciennes Primary School on Vimeo.
|Thank you Lyver, Yonnie and Joanna!|
|Introducing the project to P6C with Class Teacher Miss Katy Stewardson|
|Juliet Harris and Liz Millership from Together - the Scottish Alliance for Children's Rights - visiting P6C|
|P6C created their Class Charter with Miss Stewardson at the beginning of the year|
|Thank you Mrs Aliya Tariq for wonderful assistance with art project|