Child Friendly Redbridge for schools
Schools are central to how we reach children and find out what is important to them. The schools involved in the programme have taught us a lot about how we can listen better to children and use their views to shape what we do, as well as making sure that children get the opportunity to hear how their suggestions were taken forward and implemented.
The work of the Child Friendly Redbridge programme could also contribute to your Rights Respecting SchoolsFramework.
We are keen to work with schools existing children’s participation mechanisms to understand what matters to children. We can provide questions for your School Council or equivalent children’s representatives group and visit your school to talk about our work. Get in touch with us at CFR@redbridge.gov.uk if you would like us to work with your school.
Our special thanks to the teachers and children at John Bramston Primary School for helping us to make our questionnaire child-friendly and for being the first school to complete it.
We have developed lessons plans with Highlands Primary School for the PHSE curriculum for Year 6 and Year 2 pupils. The lesson plans encouraged children to think about what they like about Redbridge, what they would like to change and what is important to them.
Our special thanks to Highlands Primary School for developing the lessons plans for us.
Child Friendly Redbridge Ambassadors
As part of the Child Friendly Redbridge programme, Unicef UK asked us to create a youth panel to hold the Child Friendly Redbridge Partnership to account. This panel is the Child Friendly Redbridge Ambassadors, two young people from every secondary school in the borough, including one special school. The Child Friendly Redbridge Ambassadors meet every month with services across the Council and partners on projects such as:
- The design of some parts of Fairlop Waters
- Environmental projects
- Delivering our Covid19 survey to their peers
- Helping us to create a mental health map
- Creating a “Zine” during lockdown with Artist Tamu Nkiwane
- Creating a Covid19 Information Leaflet for students that were worried about returning to school after lockdown
To find out more about the Child Friendly Redbridge Ambassadors and see who the Ambassadors for your school are, please visit our Redbridge Youth council pages.