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Child Talks 2020 – A Day in my Life

Child Talks is an annual event marking World Children's Day that features a number of children and young people (up to 18 years) sharing important stories about their lives, which highlight an issue that's important to them and children's rights.

This year’s theme is ‘A Day in my Life’ and could include anything that impacts you.

Past speakers have spoken passionately on a range of issues such as climate change, healthcare, prejudice and education.

You don’t need any experience in public speaking to take part in this year’s event. If selected, you’ll take part in a series of group workshops and one on one sessions to help you develop your talk. Then in November, you’ll share your story at a special live event hosted by the Ombudsman for Children’s Office to mark World Children’s Day 2020.

Complete the form and we’ll be in touch.

Not sure what you’d like to talk about? No problem. To help get you started, we’re inviting everyone interested to take part in a special online storytelling workshop on 13th August at 2pm with The Dublin Story Slam.

Attendees will learn:

  • where to find your story,
  • what makes a personal story powerful,
  • how to structure a great story.

Closing Date for application is 17th August and we’ll notify successful applicants by 24th August.

Child Talks 2019 at The Printworks Dublin Castle.

Child Talks 2018 at Dublin City Hall.

Data submitted through this form will only be used in relation to our Child Talks event and will be processed in accordance with our privacy policy.

  • Please enter a number from 1 to 99.
  • If selected for Child Talks in November, your parent or guardian will be asked to fill out a consent form. Please provide a name, contact number and email for your parent or guardian.

**A parent or guardian must attend the under 12s workshop with their child for at least the beginning of the session to give their consent for the child to take part, while we will also need the consent of a parent/ guardian for the over 12s applicants who wish to take part.