#MoreThanSchool competition - what school means to young people - tell your story

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NEWS / 15 March 2021

School is back and the Ombudsman for Children’s Office wants to hear from young people. #MoreThanSchool will run from Monday 15th March to Monday 12th April.

We know that school is about more than education. It’s about friends, fun and a chance for young people to be themselves, away from their family. We’ve heard from teachers and parents, from unions and the Department of Education. Now we want to hear from the young people.

We’re running a campaign to hear directly from young people about how they feel about going back to school and we’re looking for your support.

Are you nervous? Are you excited? What is your favourite thing about school? How has school changed during the pandemic? Your Covid-19 School Hero? What is the reality of homeschool?

We are asking children and young people to send us a video, a photo, a comment, a reel – anything that shows what going back to school means to them. At the end of the process a panel of judges, made up of young people, will select a winner and four runners up. An ipad and other prizes are up for grabs.

Tell us your story.

To take part email communications@oco.ie or Whatsapp 087 102 9039.

See #MoreThanSchool for permission details. It will run from Monday 15th March to Monday 12th April.

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