Children’s Commissioner for the day

Takeover Challenge


Aayushi Gudhka, aged 9, got her dream job to be the Children’s Commissioner for the day.

The Children’s Commissioner is the eyes and ears of children and it is her job to make sure that children have a voice about the things that matter to them. Aayushi got to have her own personal assistant for her busy day, which even saw her having a meeting at 10 Downing Street, home and workplace of the Prime Minister, Theresa May.

No doubt, Aayushi will be after her job next…

Now it’s over to you!
Talk to an adult and set up your own Takeover Challenge in the next few weeks. Perhaps you could be head teacher for the day? Work at your local football club, radio station or newspaper? Maybe you could get a job at your local theatre or local authority?

Film your experiences for First News Live!, ask your teacher to register and upload it here for us, and we’ll show your video here. Using a smart phone or tablet to film is fine – remember to hold it sideways so what you film is the same shape as a screen. Good luck with your challenge!

Share these videos with someone whose job you want for the day – and see if they’ll let you take charge for the day.

Watch more Takeover Challenges on First News.

The Children’s Commissioner Takeover Challenge
What would you do if you could take over any job for the day? The Children’s Commissioner’s Takeover Challenge puts young people in charge of a wide range of adult jobs. It helps adults listen to children and young people’s opinions and to make important decisions – it’s time your voices were heard!

Last year, 44,000 of you took part in the Takeover Challenge, with more organisations than ever before opening their doors to young people. But can 2016’s Takeover Challenge be even bigger? Well, that’s up to you!

The Takeover Challenge starts on Friday 18 November, so be sure to head to to get involved. What job will you do? Watch out, adults, because the kids are coming. And they mean business!

Tell us what you think in the comments below!

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mathsisfun · 7 years ago

Cool! I am so jealous.

dotbaker · 6 years ago

I would love ? to be in this!

hermie1 · 4 years ago

Sooooooooooooo9 jelus

katkid10 · 4 years ago


purple2010 · 4 years ago

This is so cool!!! 😎