In early 2016, 300 children in P5/6/7 from Bramble Brae, Manor Park, Riverbank and Tullos primary schools imagined Aberdeen as a place where every child is healthy, happy in safe. All their ideas are included in the Imagining Aberdeen reports.
In May 2016, 20 children became Imagineers. They use their Mural and Film to engage with community members, officers from partner agencies and elected members to inform and influence decision-making. This year, the Imagineers will team up with youth democratic groups for the Year of Children and Young People in 2018 to consider ’What kind of Aberdeen?’
Children’s Parliament continues to work with the four schools on the Doing our Best programme. It starts with the premise that the poverty-related attainment gap is a human rights issue and tackling it requires us to enhance pupil/teacher relationships and build positive learner/academic self-perception in children.
Imagining Aberdeen is supported by Aberdeen City Council. Children’s Parliament acknowledges the support of the Scottish Government through a CYPFEIF and ALEC Fund Grant.
For more information about the project see www.childrensparliament.org.uk/imaginingaberdeen