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Children’s Rights Commissioner Visits St Joseph’s Primary School
On Thursday 14th February 2019, St Joseph’s were visited by Koulla Yiasouma, the Children’s Rights Commissioner. As part of our ongoing work with the Rights Respecting School Award, we thought it would be great to have Koulla come and visit our school to promote the importance of children’s rights.
Koulla first met children from P2, P3 and P4 to discuss her role as the Children’s Rights Commissioner and to inform them that they have rights, through discussions and showing the children her beautiful rights cloak.
Koulla then met with members of the School Council and the Eco committee, where they talked about what they have been doing since being elected and what their roles and responsibilities are within the school. The children spoke with great pride and confidence and Koulla was so impressed by the work and effort each committee member puts in to help improve our school.
Finally, Koulla visited the P7 children where they raised issues of concern with her on areas such as the Transfer Test, school places, transportation to potential new schools, the speed limit on the Saintfield Road, lack of play provisions, youth clubs and green areas around Carryduff. Koulla was in agreement with the concerns of the children and informed them that if there is anything she can do to help with these issue she will try her best to be of assistance. She is also going to make contact with the Carryduff Regeneration Forum to see if she can aid any potential developments that they are working on.