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 Calling all primary schools - take part in Amnesty International's Friendship Week

Incorporate the  t heme of friendship into your teaching practice and to show solidarity with others by selling friendship bracelets.

Friendship Bracelets for Schools


Taking part in Friendship Week will help to raise your pupil's awareness of justice and morality. Friendship Week gives an opportunity for teachers to incorporate the themes of human rights, solidarity and friendship into their lesson plans.


Some schools took part with just one lesson, some devoted a day or the whole week. We provide a free resource pack full of information for teachers and students about human rights and how it relates to the lives of children of all ages, in all countries.


The resource pack includes:Friendship Week 2013

  • Classrom activities and whole school ideas for promoting friendship 
  • Real life stories with photos about human rights defenders
  • Fact sheets to help you introduce human rights issues and the work of Amnesty International  to learners of all ages
  • New friendship bracelets for 2014 which include both Irish and English phrases.

If you would like to take part in Friendship Week in February, or any time that suits you, your class and your school, we would be delighted to hear from you!


“Friendship Week reminded us how we should treat each other. We learned the importance of being fair and respectful”
Ruth Foy, Queen of Angels Primary School, Dublin, 2013

“A fantastic cause and extremely enjoyable for the children”
Michelle Fawl, Kilkishen National School, Co. Clare, 2013

See what more schools had to say about Friendship Week >


How to Take Part in Friendship Week

Order your resource pack and any number of Friendship Bracelets by clicking the link below. You can sell these bracelets in your school or organisation as part of your Friendship Week for just €2. Every cent raised from the sales of these bracelets will go towards supporting our human rights work and will make a difference to the life of someone across the world.



Or you can sign up by:

  • Calling 01 863 8300
  • Emailing your full contact details and number of bracelets required to
  • Writing to Amnesty International, Friendship Week, Seán MacBride House, 48 Fleet Street, FREEPOST, Dublin 2

You can hold a Friendship Day or Week any time you’d like. By holding a Friendship Week in your school, college or club you will:

  • Promote friendship and tolerance among the young people you work with
  • Support Amnesty International’s work on behalf of victims of human rights abuse
  • Learn about how human rights can relate to students of any age group
  • Help defend human rights across the world.


DONATE the funds raised from your Friendship Week