22Jan
2019
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United Nations responds to LKS2 letters!

In December 2018, as a final flourish to complete our project on “How can we show compassion during conflict?”, the children in LKS2 wrote letters to the United Nations about our learning and to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War 1.

 

 United Nations Building, Switzerland

 

Miss Regan & Ms Tuohy were delighted to receive an email this week from Mariela Sanchez (Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, UN Switzerland) to acknowledge the children’s efforts!

 

“On behalf of Mr. Sauveur, Head of OHCHR External Outreach Service, I would like to thank you and your students of Years 3 and 4 for your project with the letters on compassion during conflict.

We were moved by all the effort that has clearly gone into these letters from the St Vincent’s Catholic Primary School in London. Last year, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights turned 70.To highlight what the Declaration means for people in their everyday lives, our UN Human Rights Office embarked on a yearlong campaign that culminate in the actual occasion of the Declaration’s 70th anniversary on 10 December 2018. All of us can promote and defend human rights and we are calling on everyone, including children, to join us and make a difference. We believe in children as defenders of human rights and we were delighted when we read their passionate letters about the 30 articles enshrined in the Declaration”.

As a token of appreciation, the UN will be sending LKS2 some promotional materials of the campaign.

Congratulations and Well Done!