About Us

Our Vision

Young people have a voice in decisions about their individual and collective everyday lives in school.

Origins of Our Voices Our Schools

Our Voices Our Schools is the outcome of a decision made by Comhairle na nÓg National Executive 2016 – 17 to focus specifically on equality in the school setting.  Two key actions resulted: Our Voices, Our Schools and #TeachMeAsMe

Article 12 United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child
“Young people have a right to have their voices heard and for adults to listen and take them seriously.”

This resource is focused on a rights-based approach to involving children and young people in decision-making and is underpinned by Lundy’s Model of Participation (PDF).

Lundy’s Model of Participation