Between 8-10 October a group of our young members headed to Cudham Environmental Activities Centre as part of the Kids Got Rights international project. It was fantastic to have children from Bromley, Waltham Abbey and Leeds joining us. We are working with our good friends IFM-SEI and 6 other youth organisations from across Europe.
The 13 young people who attended the weekend had the opportunity to learn about the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). They explored the countries who have signed up to it as well as looking at those countries who haven’t signed the convention. The participants also looked at the worldwide situation around child labour through discussions, treasure hunts, indoor and outdoor games.
The participants were tasked with co-creating their own workshops to raise awareness of the UNCRC and children’s rights. The group came up with some very creative ideas such as new games like ‘Children’s Rights Whispers’ and ‘Right or Wrong’ which involved playing in the woods while learning about children’s rights. The young people who attended the weekend will deliver these workshops to their local group/district members back at home with the aim to raise awareness about their rights.
During the breaks we had the opportunity to explore the beautiful nature around the centre and play some board games. The days ended with a nice and warm campfire while roasting some delicious marshmallows. Some of our dedicated volunteers joined us to offer an extra pair of hands to help keep the residential running smoothly.
Thank you all for participating and look out for the session plans they have created coming soon!