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School Ambassadors Scheme raises awareness of children’s rights, 26/07/12 [W]

The Children’s Commissioner for Wales’s School Ambassador Scheme is looking to expand into more schools across Wales in the Autumn, with the launch of a new online resource for primary school students.

The scheme was set up five years ago as a way of making sure that children in Primary schools are aware of the Commissioner Keith Towler’s office and know how to contact him and his team if they need advice or support.

The new online hub will provide information about children’s rights and allow participants to contact other Ambassadors.

Two children from each participating school are elected by pupils to be Ambassadors. They then take on the jobs of raising awareness of the United Nations Conventions on the Rights of the Child, and about the role of the Children’s Commissioner for Wales, and a ‘special mission’ within their school set by the Commissioner.

Currently 130 schools take part, but it is hoped that all Primary schools in Wales will take part by 2015.

This project is free and links with a variety of other schemes including; Eco Schools, Healthy Schools, Fairtrade Schools and ESDGC.

If you are interested in joining our Ambassadors scheme or would like more information please contact the office of the Children’s Commissioner for Wales by calling 01792 765600, or email post@childcomwales.org.uk.