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Get involved with rights!

The Ombudsman for Children’s Office is offering children, young people and those who work directly with young people a range of ways to get involved with rights.

  1. Take part in our national ‘Act Your Rights Drama’ competition.
  2. Enter our ‘Get Animated about Rights’ national animation competition.
  3. Use our brand new, interactive lesson plans with your students in both primary and post primary schools.

‘Act Your Rights Drama’

The ‘Act Your Rights Drama’ competition forms part of our 25th Anniversary celebration of Ireland’s Ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child!

To take part, complete the ‘Act Your Rights’ sessions, follow the ‘Make an Act Your Rights drama’ activity and create a short drama piece (10 mins max).

Three overall winning dramas will be selected by a panel of judges from the OCO and Abbey for ‘best ensemble’, ‘best script’ and ‘best direction’ and children will get to perform the winning pieces on stage in the Abbey Theatre.

To take part, simply email a 3 minute ‘taster’ clip to along with a short summary of the plot by 17th March 2018.

‘Act your Rights’ is a joint collaboration between the OCO and The Abbey Theatre.  A new free online resource, it offers a unique and creative way to begin rights conversations with primary students from 4th-6th class.

Take part in our exciting ‘Get Animated about Rights’ competition!

To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Ireland’s Ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the OCO has teamed up with Ireland’s top animators to invite children and young people to create an image of the children’s rights that means most to them.

Five winning original artworks will be chosen by our judges from Cartoon Saloon, Kavaleer Productions, Mooshku and pinkkong studios to be animated and shown on our website.

Get interactive in class with our brand new education resources – Making Children’s Rights Real

Our new resource materials which will support teachers and educators in both primary and post-primary schools focus implementing an action for children’s rights.

Resources are adapted to cater for all age groups. They will shortly be available as Gaeilge.

We hope that you find these resources really useful in making children’s rights real in a school setting.