The Hazlehead Academy Prince’s Trust Achieve Group (a mix of S4 and S5 pupils) are currently taking part in an Enterprise project with Hazlehead Primary. Children from both schools attended a Scottish Book Trust event where Chris Riddell, the current Children Laureate, gave a talk and illustrated live.
Our human rights have been summarised in a book written and illustrated by Chris Riddell and published by Amnesty International.
Hazlehead Primary, inspired by Chris’ work decided to give every pupil in the school the opportunity to create a line drawing linked to our human rights. A total of 271 drawings were created by the children. Their partner school in Rwanda, Shangi Group Scolaire, also took part in illustrating our human rights and sent their pictures to us in Scotland.
Pupils from the Academy judged the art work and the winning designs are on display in the school library this March. Come and see the exhibition and leave a comment on the comment board.
Four of the primary winners (who volunteered at our Christmas Fair) with their illustrations.
Alfred Makawa and Miss Beard Volunteering at the Hazelhead Primary School Christmas fair.
The exhibition has already been displayed at both school fairs and the Central Library in January – 6568 people visited the library in January.
Miss Beard sent Shangi Group Scolaire a set of the prints.
This is Teacher Emmanuel, P4. He was delighted to see his children’s work back in Rwanda having been scanned, printed and mounted. He said that it ‘showed how much the schools in Scotland are concerned with and attached to Shangi‘.
Proud and happy teacher , Nepo, receiving the work his pupils contributed last year.
We have managed to raise some money that Miss Beard hopes to send to Shangi school to be spent as part of an enterprise project.