NIHRC visit Fort Hill Integrated College

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NIHRC visit Fort Hill Integrated College

Pupils at Fort Hill Integrated College have been discussing mental health issues affecting young people in Northern Ireland today.

The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission visited the school in Lisburn and met with Year 13 students as part of their educational outreach pilot.

The pupils learned about human rights issues affecting those who live in Northern Ireland, which included hearing from other young people who participated in a video made by the Commission and the Prince’s Trust.

They also learned about the work of the Commission through a brand new animation on the topic.

Principal of Fort Hill Integrated College, Colin Millar said:

“As an integrated college we encourage the responsibility to speak out and the right to be heard. We are delighted to work with the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission in the growth of our young people as respected and respectful citizens.”

Chief Commissioner, Les Allamby, commented:

“We are delighted to work with Fort Hill Integrated College in Lisburn and discuss the work of the Human Rights Commission. It is important that young people know their rights and even more vital that public bodies like ourselves hear directly from young people about what issues matter to them most.”

ENDS

Further information:

For further information please contact Claire Martin on: (028) 9024 3987 or by email on Claire.martin@nihrc.org

Notes to Editors

1. The animation on the work of the NI Human Rights Commission can be viewed here.

2. The NIHRC and Prince’s Trust video on Young People & Mental Health can be viewed here.

3. The NI Human Rights Commission is a statutory public body established in 1999 to promote and protect human rights. In accordance with the Paris Principles the Commission reviews the adequacy and effectiveness of measures undertaken by the UK Government to promote and protect human rights, specifically within Northern Ireland (NI).


26 Jun 2018