The Class 5 students will participate in the Human Rights Project during the 3rd and 4th April. A group of pupils from La Miranda Global School, Peter Pan and Princess Margaret School will join us to take part on this new adventure.
When we think about human rights, do we think about issues in a far flung country or about those taking place on our doorstep? About ourselves and those around us or people we have never met? Do we know the rights that we share with each other? Where they come from and what they mean?
In reality, most of us have probably never thought about it.
These are some of the questions that we will be exploring as part of the Human Rights Project;
a project which aims to empower children in Class 5 by increasing their awareness of human rights, the impact they have on the world that we live in and the responsibilities that we share towards them as individuals.
Over the course of two days (the 3rd and 4th of April), our Class 5 students, together with pupils from La Miranda Global School, Princess Margaret and Peter Pan will take part in a range of interactive workshops which will facilitate development of discussion, critical thinking and communication skills.
They will look into the past to see how human rights have developed and changed over time, finding out about those who have fought for the freedom of others. They will research the present and glance into the future, considering the impact and efficiency of different forms of campaign action. They will prioritise their choices and compromise with others, evaluating a range of different viewpoints.
Experiences like these are the starting point that spark an interest, improve understanding and even inspire children to make a difference. As educators, we need to give children the tools that they need to sculpt their own future, and the compassion and morality that they need to care about the futures of others.
Video of the event (edited after this article):
Miss Lucy Armstrong, Human Rights Project coordinator