The Golden Road

Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People

  • Boy working with two teachers
  • Boy with an adult in a room with other school pupils
  • Pupils and teachers putting on life jackets beside a loch with canoes
  • Headteacher discussing the seven Golden Rules
  • Display wall in school charting Oaklands' Golden Road to Participation with photos

Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People wanted promote their Seven Golden Rules for Participation, demonstrating that all children – no matter what their abilities and disabilities –  have the right to participate in decisions that affect their lives.

We filmed in a special school where the children are non-verbal, following pupils and teachers to bring to life the way the Golden Rules for Participation can work in practice.

What they say

‘The young people were active participants in the film; they were not its subjects. We felt that media co-op didn’t just understand this; they believed it. The team treated everyone involved in the project with dignity, respect and equality. We were consistently impressed with the media co-op team. Creativity and attention to detail is a fabulous combination’. Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People