As part of Human Rights Day events at Lucan Community College, Lt. Commander Michael Brunicardi, from the Irish Navy, talked to over 150 TY students.
Lt Commander Brunicardi spoke passionately about his experiences in recent refugee search and rescue humanitarian missions in the Mediterranean.
The talk was thought provoking and very emotional at times with Lt. Commander Brunicardi including details of personal stories of the people he met and the desperate circumstances in which they were rescued.
Lt. Commander concluded that all of these people were human beings and as such deserved human rights.
He also visited the beautiful visual display of the articles from the Declaration of Human Rights on the wall in the H area, created with work from 1st and 2nd year CSPE students.
Thanks to Ms McCarthy, Ms Doyle and the LCC Amnesty Committee for organizing the visit and to all the Transition Year and 5th Year LCA students who listened attentively and learned so much.