The Children’s Rally will be the pinnacle moment in the Right Here Right Now! Festival of Children and we want you to join in!
It’s time to get on your soapbox and tell us what’s on your mind. Children should be seen and heard. Any school, children’s club, group or family can take part.
Children from all over Ireland will rally together on Meeting House Square. There’ll be speeches and banners, flags and songs. It will be a colourful celebration of children’s rights: the right to play, to engage in cultural activities, and the right to express yourself.
The Ark has engaged a number of artists to facilitate creative workshops with four local school groups. The workshops will be a combination of consultation, children’s rights education, and hands-on creative activities. One of the groups will create a song with a musician, while the other three groups will work with a visual artist.
Children will also take part in a rights workshop with the Office of the Ombudsman for Children. The resulting artworks and learnings will all be displayed at the rally by the children!
Host your own rally locally
You can also host your own local rally. The Ark will host two free visual art workshops for families over the June bank holiday to help you get ready.
We will also share the rally song (created by children and the musician) so you can learn it in advance.
Get in touch by phone today to take part!
Tel: (01) 670 7788