School is back and the Ombudsman for Children’s Office wants to hear from young people.
We know that school is about more than education. It’s about friends, fun and a chance for children to be themselves, away from
their family. We’ve heard from teachers and parents, from unions and the Department of Education. Now we want to hear from the young people.
We’re running a campaign to hear directly from children about how they feel about
going back to school and we’re looking for your support.
Are they nervous? Are they excited? What is their favourite thing about school? How has school changed during the pandemic? Their Covid-19 School Hero? What is the reality
We are asking children and young people to send us a video, a photo, a comment, a reel – anything that shows what going back to school means to them. At the end of the process a panel of judges, made up of young people,
will select a winner and four runners up. An ipad and other prizes are up for grabs.
#MoreThanSchool will run from Monday 15th March to Monday 12th April.
When a student sends us their
entry we will make contact to get permission from them and their parents to share it online or on our social accounts. If we don’t get permission, we will not be able to use the entry and we will delete it from our records. If we receive information
that makes us think a young person may be in danger or at risk of being hurt, we will have to follow up on this.
We would love if your students could take part in our campaign.
You will find all the info on www.oco.ie. If you have any questions don’t hesitate
to get in touch.
Many thanks for your help and best wishes for the weeks ahead.
Aoife and the OCO Communications team.
087 148 4173