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Lucan CC World Human Rights Day

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Lucan Community College students will be celebrating World Human Rights Day on December the 10th (the anniversary of the UN creation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948)  This international document, signed by over 190 nations, states the 30 basic rights and fundamental freedoms to which all human beings are entitled.

The Lucan CC Amnesty group, working with different subjects, are organising a number of events to raise awareness about human rights issues.

These include:

– In Religious Education classes, senior students will participate in the Global Amnesty “Write for Rights” campaign where students will letters/postcards in support of the campaigns for justice for Phyoe Phoe Aung, 17 years, locked up for a student protest in Myanmar, girls as young as 11 forced to marry in Burkina Faso and Rania Alabbasi and her family who were sezied by government agents and still missing in Syria.

– What a sweet way to celebrate with ” The Great LCC Human Rights Bake Off” competition and Cake Sale. This will take place on the day and will be open to students, teachers and parents. Funds go to Amnesty.

– In English lessons, 1st and 2nd year students will take part in poetry competitions on the theme of human rights.

–  2nd and 3rd Year C.S.P.E students will be decorating our school with bunting on the day, illustrating the 30 different articles from the Declaration of Human Rights.

 – Students will be laying Welcome Mats in the courtyard area of the school, calling on governments across the world to welcome refugees and do more to respect Article 14 of the Declaration of Human Rights which states people have the right to seek refuge in other countries.

Local media have been invited to a short prize giving ceremony at 10am in the school hall, for the winners of the poetry and bake off competitions. This will be followed by laying of the welcome mats. To raise awareness students will also be wearing T-Shirts printed with different articles from the Declaration and there will be an opportunity to photograph bunting, winning poems/cakes and talk to students.

The picture below shows some students from a nearby school who visited the Amnesty group to talk about their personal experience as refugees. We very much appreciate the time taken by themselves and their teacher to facilitate the visit.

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