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LCC Amnesty Group raise awareness for Human Rights Day 2017

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On December 7th, we celebrated human rights day. Our team worked together cohesively, to bring light to human rights abuses all over the world. We did this in many different ways.

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We again ran a very successful “Write for Rights” campaign where we chose three cases: the Turkish Ten, Ni Yulan and Shackelia Jackson. We ran a stall in our school raising awareness by signing petitions and our write for rights postcards.

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Our centrepiece was a very thought provoking display to show solidarity with refugees. It was the word ‘WELCOME’ spelled out in shoes in our main court yard. The shoes are symbolic of the long journey refugees take to flee their country to gain safety. We then donated the shoes to Oxfam.

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The poetry competition continued to grow in quality. This year both 1st and 2nd years vastly exceeded our expectations. Every winner shed a light on human rights issues, through powerful poetry.

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Our poster/art competitions had some amazing talent, young people combining art and articles of the declaration of human rights.

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The “Great LCC Bake Off ” is getting bigger every year and we had very talented and creative bakers. Students, teachers and parents all got involved to make human rights cakes and included healthy cakes.

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Overall the events were very successful. We would like to thank all the students and teachers who took part and to the English, RE, C.S.P.E and Home Economics Departments and the LCC Amnesty group.

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Written by Lee,  Cian –  On behalf of LCC Amnesty Group