On Wednesday, 20 November, to celebrate World Children's Day, the entrie school community dressed in blue and multiple activities were planned, including a visit to the (Y)our Rights Festival in Leiden.
Several student council members and staff attended the (Y)our Rights Festival organized by UNICEF in de Hooglandse Kerk in Leiden.
The festival was also held to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and specifically that young people have had the right to be heard for 30 years. There were fun workshops on social innovation, rebellious behavior, motivation, prejudice, body language. Discussions on topics such as poverty & youth assistance, motivation, personal development and social media.
Young people can give their opinion, of course! Adults like that. But nobody tells you how you actually go about doing that. The (Y)our Rights Festival, in Leiden was all about young people collaborating with adults.
The aim of the festival is to create awareness in young people that they have a voice as well as rights, and to give them the opportunity to learn how they could use that voice to influence politicians, policymakers, actually all adults. That starts by talking together, therefore in every workshop you could see children interacting with adults.