Voice of the Children
25 Nov 2008
How can we make the world we live in a better place? It is a problemthat has defeated philosophers, politicians and scientists the worldover.
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How can we make the world we live in a better place? It is a problem that has defeated philosophers, politicians and scientists the world over.
Ri Ferrier, a publisher and mother of two, decided to ask the opinions of the younger generation. Ri invited every UK primary school to ask their pupils: ‘How would you improve the world?’
The result is Voice of The Children ñ a collection of the views of around 350 UK primary school children in the form of prose, poems, drawings, plays, raps and songs. Concerns range from child safety to poverty, war, global warming and animal welfare ñ and their solutions are honest, inspiring and insightful.
Ri has paid for the entire project out of her own pocket and is currently trying to ensure that all 646 UK MPs receive a copy. ‘My own MP flicked through the book and told me: we are all so busy we’ll probably not even read it,’ but I am determined,’ Ri said. ‘Even if only one MP hears and heeds what children are calling for, this has been worth it.’
Voice of the Children’ edited by Ri Ferrier
Published by Leaf and Star Publishing
Price £15 ISBN 978 0 955756719
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