Children and Young People’s Summit

The Children and Young People’s Summit was an integral part of the UNCRC 30th anniversary event, providing the young people present with a wonderful opportunity to make their own impression on this important day milestone.

NICCY, working with members of our Youth Panel, selected 8 presentations to be delivered to a Panel of local politicians, including:

  • Alliance: Chris Lyttle
  • DUP: Christopher Stalford
  • Green Party: Rachel Wood
  • SDLP: Nichola Mallon
  • Sinn Fein: Máirtín Ó Muilleoir
  • UUP: Steve Aiken

Summit Presentations

Click on the links below for Speeches, PowerPoints and Videos from the Summit:

Presentation 1: ‘Do the ‘right’ thing’ by Teighan Judge, 9yrs old from St. Teresa’s Primary School, Belfast

Presentation 2: ‘Are you sitting comfortably?’ by Eirinn Bradley Hill, 9yrs old from St. Teresa’s Primary School, Belfast

Presentation 3: ‘Period Poverty: End the shame now’ by Esmee O’Donnell, 16 yrs old from St. Catherine’s College, Armagh

Presentation 4: ‘Who am I? A discussion on national identity’ by Maddie Twamley, 15yrs old from Strathern School, Belfast

Presentation 5: ‘The Importance of Integrated Learning in Northern Ireland’ by Thomas Irvine, 14 yrs old from St. Killian’s College, Garron Tower, Carnlough

Presentation 6: ‘Gus the Tiny – Bringing Children out of the Dark and into the Classroom’ by Isabella Eastwood, 10 yrs old from Lissan Primary School, Cookstown

Presentation 7: ‘The Rights of the Child – Mental Health’ by Shannon McInerney, Sean Rooney, Kathleen O’Hare who are between 15 and 17yrs old from Knockevin Special School, Downpatrick

Presentation 8: ‘Climate Change’ by Jasmine Gillespie, 13 yrs old from Belfast