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Participation

Discover Children’s Story Centre has had a Children’s Forum since 2000. The Forum was consulted at each stage of the building process and many of the components that make Discover so special were derived from their thoughts and ideas.

We are committed to keeping children as key decision makers in Discover's present and future. 
 
Discover Children’s Forum

At Discover children are core to everything we do and the Children’s Forum’s job is to make sure that this keeps happening. The Children’s Forum is made up of 30 children (aged 6 – 11) recruited from local Newham primary schools. Members of the Children’s Forum meet regularly at Discover to discuss, debate and give advice about various issues relating to Discover. Over the past year the Children’s Forum have: advised Discover about the design of their Superheroes exhibition, reviewed authors & illustrators visiting Discover as part of The Big Write festival, written articles for The Guardian website, helped to recruit new Story Builders, took part in the Super Ballads project and carried out investigations into the history of Discover’s building.

To find out more about the Children’s Forum or to get a Newham Primary School involved please contact the Education Officer on 020 8536 5548 or email zoe.kilb@discover.org.uk

 
To find out more about Discover’s participation work go to www.designmatters.org.uk