Vale Mayor Councillor Leighton Rowlands officially opened the Youth Ambassador training session in Barry. The Vale Council’s Student Ambassadors scheme aims to promote young people’s rights and the UNCRC in schools. Ambassadors have three jobs. These are to: Inform other pupils in their school about the Children’s Commissioner for Wales and her work, Make sure other pupils know about young people’s rights under the UNCRC, Do special missions for the Commissioner in their school – these inform the work of our office and have a real impact on our work and on children and young people’s rights in Wales
The scheme provides an exciting and interactive way for children in schools to learn about their rights, in accordance with the UNCRC.
Vale Mayor Leighton Rowlands said “As the Youth Champion for the Vale and the Vale of Glamorgan Mayor I am excited about the Vale vision because I am passionate about making sure that every child and young person is given the chance to fulfil their potential. Schools are asked to elect two Student Ambassadors at the beginning of every year. As Youth Champion in the Vale, I am determined that it will achieve all that we have promised. I am a passionate believer in children’s rights because they are the key to making sure that every child and young person can fulfil their potential and become an influence for good in their community. For me, embedding children’s rights in the work we do is essential. It was great to see so many schools across the Vale take part, from Whitmore High, Pencoedtre High, Cowbridge Comprehensives School, St Cyres, Stanwell, Llantwit Major.”