Abbeyhill: Community Ambassadors run their first workshop

Today, a team of our Community Ambassadors ran a workshop for a group of adults. The adults represented Children’s Parliament staff (who haven’t been involved in our programme yet) and Emma and Lizzie, who work with Spartans Alternative School.

Our Ambassadors shared their work and their experiences around adult responses to bullying behaviours at home, in school and in their communities.

Together, we looked at the Ambassadors Passports and “Dignometers” and discussed what we have learned about Human Dignity, Empathy, Trust and Kindness and how all of these things are connected. We played the Ginormous Dice Game, which helped us discuss all of these things and ask challenging questions of the adults. We also listened to Sandy’s Story, a fictional story about a 10-year-old who was experiencing difficult challenges at home, in school and in his community. ┬áTogether, adults and children rewrote Sandy’s Story to imagine how his life could be made better.

 

Finally, our Ambassadors asked the adults to make a pledge about how they will make the world a healthier, happier and safer place for children to live and to grow up in. You can see what the adults pledged here.

 

Big thanks to the adults for taking part in our workshop. We think it’s great that you are listening to us and taking our voices seriously.

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