Pupils grill commissioner about his role and work

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PUPILS in Midlothian have hosted a live web chat with Scotland’s Children’s Commissioner about how their votes have influenced his work.

The children at Tynewater Primary School, in Pathhead, hosted a Glow intranet session with Tam Baillie yesterday, which 23 other schools from across Scotland joined, including schools from East Lothian.

More than 700 children took part alongside 42 primary six and primary seven children from Tynewater Primary.

Mr Baillie, Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People, asked the children what their schools were doing to help raise awareness of children’s rights.

He received a range of questions about the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and his role.

Questions included what was the most important children’s right, what makes him want to do his job, and whether or not there were any new rights for children being considered by the UN?