Who we are News Committee for Education COVID impact projects -Have your Say The Committee for Education is launching a project to hear the views of young people on the impact of school lockdown and restart on their mental health and wellbeing. The Committee was keen to hear from a wide range of children and young people from a wide variety of sources, so has developed a few different options for them to engage with. The full details can be found here: http://www.niassembly.gov.uk/assembly-business/committees/2017-2022/education/my-life-and-learning-in-lockdown/ There is a stakeholder event for those 16 and over and an Arts Project which is open to all ages. To register for the event you should follow the link to the Eventbrite page. ‘MY LIFE AND LEARNING IN LOCKDOWN’ Covid-19 Lockdown and School RESTARTs - IMPACT on emotional wellbeing and mental health The Assembly Committee for Education is currently examining how the COVID-19 lockdown, school closures and restarts has impacted the emotional wellbeing and mental health of young people. While the Committee has heard from a range of education and health professionals in recent months about the impact of lockdown on children and young people, we are keen that you are provided with the opportunity to tell your own story and have your voice heard. Young PEOPLE’s stakeholder event (16+) Zoom, 6pm-8pm, Wednesday 2nd June 2021 Are you aged 16 or over? Would you like the opportunity to share how the COVID-19 lockdown, school closures and restarts has impacted the emotional wellbeing and mental health of you or those around you? If so, the Committee for Education would like to invite you to attend ‘Your Life and Learning in Lockdown’ Young People’s Stakeholder event. The event will take place on Zoom, 6pm-8pm, Wednesday 2nd June 2021. This is your opportunity to tell politicians about your personal experiences, share your thoughts on how things could have been done better, and how they could be improved now and in the future. For further information and to book a place in this event click here Arts Project ‘My Life and Learning in Lockdown’ (ALL AGES) Give your views to the Committee, through a piece of artwork, photograph, poem or short story You also have an option to showcase, through the arts, how you feel COVID-19 has impacted on your life. The Committee would like you to share some personal reflections through art, photography, poetry or a short story. For further information on this arts project for children and young people and how to make a submission click here.