‘Engaging schools with a children’s rights initiative for Lincoln’ presents research conducted by two undergraduate students at the University of Lincoln; Bethany Frost and Megan Dalton. Funded by the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Scheme at the University of Lincoln in 2017, their research explored what schools in Lincoln already know about current UNICEF initiatives, and aimed to determine the extent to which they might aspire to see Lincoln recognised as a UNICEF Child Friendly City.
On Saturday 5th November 2017 the Children of Lincoln project was officially launched. Funded as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science, our aim was not only to launch the project but also to introduce our work as social scientists and to begin consultation with children and families in the city. To do this we provided a range of creative play methods that encouraged children’s contributions. We also offered a number of free activities for children just for fun, to help market our event, and to reflect our support for children’s rights under the UNCRC to play and leisure. BBC Look North also came to the event and did some filming for short pieces on their weekly show and a much longer final news piece on children’s rights and the Children of Lincoln project on the Sunday Politics Show – Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, which aired on Sunday 17th December 2017.
You can read more about the launch event in our Launch Event Report.