Vale pupils train to be Super Ambassadors to mark Universal Children’s Day
1 December 2015
Young people from the Vale Youth Service Rights Ambassadors project co-hosted a ‘Super Ambassadors’ training event for Vale pupils with the Children’s Commissioner for Wales, Professor Sally Holland, to mark Universal Children’s Day.
The Super Ambassadors Scheme, to which all primary schools in Wales can sign-up, enables pupils to become the Commissioner’s ambassadors within their schools and fulfil three missions every term.
Held on Friday 20 November at the YMCA in Barry, the event supported the children’s Super Ambassador training by giving them the opportunity to take part in workshops led by the Rights Ambassadors on how their rights impact everyday life.
The day was hailed a great success, with both children and teachers saying they found it very beneficial.
Rights Ambassador Daniel Marshall, who was recently elected Youth Mayor for the Vale, said the event was “a superb showcase of how important children’s rights are in the Vale of Glamorgan.”
The Vale Rights Ambassadors project came to the attention of the Children’s Commissioner following a very successful first year. The project enables young people aged 11-25 from across the Vale of Glamorgan to receive accredited training on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and to deliver workshops to children, young people and professionals across the county.
To find out more about the Rights Ambassadors project please call Geraint Evans on 02920 701254 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.