Amnesty International group in Lucan Community College organised events to celebrate Human Rights Day on December 10th 2014, the 66th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The events included a bake sale, Write for Rights Campaign, a lantern display, poetry competitions and selling wristbands to fundraise for Amnesty International. The Write for Rights Campaign highlighted the cases of the Chinese human rights activist Liu Ping and the Justice for Bhopal Victims of Toxic Gas Leak.
There was also a Lantern Event to coincide with the 30th Anniversary of the Bhopal Gas Leak. In addition, there was a display of students’ art work on the theme of the Declaration of Human Rights. The Amnesty Group have produced a gigantic model of a cake with 30 candles representing the articles from the Declaration of Human Rights.
A fantastic €1000 was raised for our local St Vincent de Paul society by a secret bag collection organised by Ms Margaret Ryan and our 6th year Prefect team. Thank you to all our students and parents and staff who donated to this cause. Photographed is Kathleen Henry and Betty Burke of the local charity with Ms Ryan and the 6th year team.
Lucan Community College will close to all students on Tuesday 2nd December due to the TUI/ASTI strike.
School will reopen on Wednesday morning at usual time.