In this session, our Community Ambassadors listened to a story about Sandy. Sandy is a fictional character, a 10-year-old boy who experiences challenges at home, in his community and in school.
Our Ambassadors explored the concept of empathy through hearing Sandy’s Story. Empathy is when you are able to see things from somebody else’s perspective. By putting ourselves in others’ shoes and feeling what someone else is feeling, we can better understand how our choices impact on other people.
Ambassadors listened to Sandy’s story and afterwards explored ways that the story could be better for Sandy. To read Sandy’s Story for yourself please click the link:
CP Investigates (Sandy’s Story)
The Ambassadors wanted to make some changes for Sandy
Have his own room, it’s not nice to have to share a room with your big brothers
His mum could take him to school so he feels safe
The older children are friendly and play with the younger children
Questions for adults: what can you do to make us feel safe and welcome in the community?
We enjoyed a really energetic session today with our Community Ambassadors in Granton.
We talked about our Community which we described as “All the people who live in a particular area or place”. We thought about all the places where we love to be, as well as those that could be better or sometimes feel unsafe.
On maps, we drew all the places that we feel safe and happy and the places it doesn’t feel safe and why.
Have a look at our maps. We hope you enjoy them.
As Community Ambassadors we want to help adults understand what makes us feel included. We want to share ideas for how adults can listen to us when they are looking for ways to make our communities healthy, happy and safe.
Our question for adults is “What can you do to make our communities safe and happy places for us to grow up?”
On our first Community Ambassadors session with P6 we began by spending some time thinking about ourselves and produced self-portraits which looked at “the people we love to be with – the places we love to be – the things that we love to do and things we have learned, at school at home and in our community.
Here are some of our self-portraits:
After our self-portraits, we learned about something called Human Dignity.
Our definition of Human Dignity is;
Together we looked at experiences that children can have which removes their human dignity – and the experiences which can build children’s dignity and feelings of self-worth.
We put our feelings and experiences on our “Dignometers” some of which are posted here. We hope you enjoy them 😀
Our questions for adults from this session are; What does human dignity mean to you? and Can you remember an experience which left you feeling small, put down or sad?
Children’s Parliament are back in Granton Primary!
Graeme, Colin and Marion came in to work with P6 to begin working on our exciting new project called Community Ambassadors Programme in Edinburgh (CAPE).
In our first session we worked with our new CAPE Ambassadors to think about children’s needs at all the different stages of their lives: before birth; baby; toddler; 5 year old; 9 year old; and teenager.
We talked about how these needs are so important to us that almost every country in the world has agreed that they should be considered as children’s human rights and that every child is born with these rights and they can’t be taken away from us.
Thanks Ambassadors for a brilliant session. We saw lot’s of acts of kindness in the group today.
Our question to adults from our first session is; Why do you think children’s human rights are important?