Our Child Friendly Manchester Discovery Day captured

Media Cubs has created a special video which captures the Our Child Friendly Manchester Discovery Day event, with help from our young reporters Cecelia and Ben.

Manchester has been officially accepted onto UNICEF’s Child Friendly Cities and Communities programme and is the first stages of the project.

There are four stages to the journey toward Child Friendly City status moving through Discovery, Development, Delivery and finally, after three to four years, Recognition.

Held at HideOut Youth Zone, the event welcomed hundreds of primary and secondary school children to discuss their hopes for the future and ideas for improving the city for young people.

They were welcomed onto the stage to share their views and also took part in activities such as a poetry slam, live panel, sports, yoga, arts and cyber-security workshops.

The event was joined by Lord Mayor of the City of Manchester Yasmine Dar, as well as other government and UNICEF representatives.

Take a look at the day captured below.



Kirsty Day, Director at Media Cubs, said: “It was inspiring to see so many young people in one room coming up with brilliant ideas and having the confidence to stand up and share their thoughts and views. We are thrilled to be able to support Manchester to achieve Child Friendly City status.”

Councillor Garry Bridges, Executive Member for Children and Schools, Manchester City Council, said: “This is the first step in an important journey for Manchester that is going to transform the city and improve everyday life for our children and young people.

“We’ve long considered ourselves to be a place that respects and values our young people, but we want to be at the top of our game in this and up there amongst the world’s leading child friendly cities.

“We’re putting children and young people at the heart of decision-making in the city- where they will be listened to, respected and able to influence decisions. We want to empower young people so that they can help us make our city better- for themselves and for future generations.”

Find out more about Child Friendly Manchester here.

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