Young Scots invited to design new Baby Box
17 Aug 2018
Children in Scotland is part of a new project which invites young people across Scotland to help design the next generation of Baby Boxes.
The project, run in partnership with the Scottish Government and Young Scot, invites young people with a passion for art and design to submit their own concepts for the next iteration of Baby Boxes.
In this, the Year of Young People 2018, the designs should reflect the principles of YOYP and relate to the themes of children’s rights, as outlined under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Specifically, the designs should focus on:
- The Right to Play
- The Right to Freedom of Expression
- The Right to Education
Jackie Brock, Chief Executive of Children in Scotland said:
“It is vital that we continue to raise the profile of children’s rights, so it is wonderful to see them embraced and expressed through this creative opportunity for young people and communicated so powerfully for our next generation.
We very much look forward to seeing the range of ideas submitted.”
The Scottish Baby Box was launched on 15 August 2017, providing new parents with essential items from birth to 6 months. More than 50,000 boxes have been issued in the first year.
Applications close on Wednesday 8thOctober, with a ‘Design Jam’ event to be held on 17thOctober.