StreetsAhead: Glasgow Children Paint the Way
Children’s Parliament worked with children in the East End of Glasgow to bring their views on what their communities need to be safe, healthy and happy.
Workshops led to the creation of an audio/visual mural so that their messages can be shared with other older children and young people, with parents, carers and professionals. This process encourages and enables children to speak for themselves about their aspirations for themselves, their families and their communities.
The mural painting week was also filmed, giving the children the opportunity to talk about life in their community. The DVD is available from Children’s Parliament.
See images from this project in the StreetsAhead GALLERY
StreetsAhead on tour
After a successful tour of the East End of Glasgow and Glasgow Museums the StreetsAhead mural was exhibited at Scottish Government in Leith. Other highlights have included the presentation of the mural and DVD at the Violence Reduction Unit’s conference: Scotland and Violence Prevention.
"This mural has made me really think hard about how we engage with children to get their views on policy development. We don’t do this effectively enough and projects like [StreetsAhead] show us how it should be done." – Scottish Government policy team member.
You can see a larger version of the Mural in the StreetsAhead GALLERY