During 2011 Scotland's Commissioner for Children and Young People, Tam Baillie asked children between the ages of 2 and 5 to have their very own creative conversation using their own forms of expression. This creative conversation, was called a RIGHT wee blether.
Parents, carers and early years specialists know how skilful children can be at expressing their views and experiences through sound, motion, words, actions, art and play. You all played a vital role in this lively conversation by encouraging children to create a Wee Book About Me and capture their thoughts and feelings in Our Wee Story.
a RIGHT wee blether was a chance for young children to inform the Commissioner's work, to celebrate the variety and diversity of the ways in which children might choose to participate and to encourage their active engagement and involvement.
This conversation builds on the Commissioner’s 2010 national consultation with Scotland’s school aged children called a RIGHT blether. Over 74,000 children and young people took part in a RIGHT blether through creative projects, educational workshops, Tam’s Tour and a national vote. The outcomes influenced the Commissioner’s work plan directly in four key areas: Where I Live, Where I Learn, My Community and, The Country I live in - Scotland.