Kirklees teenagers are leading a great campaign called ‘Books not Bullets’

March 2, 2011 at 5:54 pm Leave a comment

by Alec Patton

I love this: Kirklees Museums and Galleries asked students from four schools to come up with a campaign of the sort led by Richard Oastler, who campaigned for shorter working hours for children in Huddersfield in the 1830s.

The students decided to focus on child soldiers, which led to them organising a civic reception to mark Holocaust Memorial day. The event had two key speakers: Iby Knill, a survivor of Auschwitz, and Dili Diey, who was forced to become a child soldier by the Janjaweed in Southern Sudan.

[Note: the video above wasn’t made by the students, it was made by a cmpany called Zoom Animation, inspired by workshops with the students. I want to see their work too!]

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Entry filed under: Education & Children's Services.

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