Red Hand Day - Weltweite Aktivitäten

Children deserve to live, laugh. play. That is the joy of childhood. Child soldier deprived of this chance.

Stop sending children into war. It's not right.

Stop using children as slaves in your war. they are the future.

Stop child soldiers. Let them have an education.

Children shoud have a childhood. Stop the use of child soldiers.

The red hands collected by students at Everest Community Academy, Basingstoke, UK.

From Monday 6th February âEUR" Friday 10th February students and teachers at Everest Community Academy were learning about the continued worldwide problem of children being used as soldiers in conflict zones.


which different activities take place. From Monday 6th February to Friday 10th February the chosen activity was the Citizenship activity of learning about and taking action on a human rights issue; the issue of child soldiers. Tutors presented a PowerPoint to their groups to outline exactly what being a child soldier. This was designed to give students the harsh reality and dispel any myths that being a child soldier might be cool. Students saw images, heard stories about individual children and learnt about the Red Hand Campaign and its 6 key demands. For many students it was the first time they had ever heard of the problem of children being used as soldiers in conflict zones. It was also the first time that they realised they could get involved and in stopping it. So, having gathered information the students took action and in their groups made their own red hands to contribute to the International Red Hand Campaign on 12th February. After the red hands were collated one Year 7 group took control of sticking all the hands together in a striking poster. This poster was initially displayed in the academy so that everyone who took part could see how working together can make an impact. This group then wrote a letter to the local MP for Basingstoke, Maria Miller, explaining their concerns and the 6 demands and posted this with the hands. They are now awaiting a response.

Everest Community Academy
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Datum der Aktion: 10/02/2012
Anzahl gesammelter Hände: 172