Going blue

Many schools in the county borough, along with the Guildhall, turned blue on November 20 to celebrate World Children’s Day 2021.

The event, which is held every year, aims to promote togetherness, as well as raise awareness of, and improve, children’s welfare.

Pupils at Penygelli turned their school blue to celebrate World Children’s Day.

As well as turning blue on the 20th, there was a day of free celebration at Ty Pawb on November 18. ‘Your Voice in Wrexham’ was a fun and interactive event that celebrated children and young people’s place in our society.

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Officially opened by the chair of Senedd yr Ifanc, the event had a real atmosphere of celebration, with free food, games, play activities and music. Performances included live music from local band Abstract, singer song writer Steve Jones, magic tricks from Ian’s Close up Magic and circus performance from James Blazley. All being captured by Lisa from 1000 words with infographic drawings.

Donna Dickenson, Head of Prevention and Support, Education & Early Intervention Services, said: “I was really happy to be part of the celebrations for World’s Children Day and was grateful to be part of turning the world blue in support of children’s rights. The voices of children and young people are really powerful because they are well informed about the issues they care about and, in my experience of working alongside them, they are also really creative in thinking about how to solve them.

“When we lit the Guildhall up in blue, it looked lovely but most importantly it united everyone around a message of promoting the rights of children and young people not just on that day, but at every opportunity.”

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