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Healthy Cities 21st Century

Giving a voice to local children

Belfast Healthy Cities today provided a platform for local children to give their views on the development of Child Friendly spaces in Belfast under the theme ‘Healthy Places, Healthy Children’ with Belfast Lord Mayor Nuala McAllister in attendance.

Pupils from Cranmore Integrated Primary School, Glenveagh School and St Kevin’s Primary School gathered in the Girdwood Community Hub to discuss how the physical environment around children can impact their health.

The pupils piloted the use of a new dedicated teaching resource in the classroom over recent months and today was the culmination of that work. They presented their learning experiences and proposals that could improve their environments and make their local areas more ‘child-friendly’ to a panel of decision makers from Belfast City Council, Public Health Agency and Northern Ireland Housing Executive who gave feedback on the children’s proposals.

Click below to view some of the content from the session:

Running order

Laura McDonald Presentation

Glenveagh School Presentation

St Kevin's School Presentation

Interactive Session