Friendship Week 2016

Friendship Week 2016

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Human Rights Fundraising and Education

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Join us for Amnesty International’s Friendship Week from 8-12 February 2016. Taking part could be a single lesson, a whole day event or whatever suits your school. Activities are suitable from Junior Infants to 6th Class.

The theme of this year’s Friendship Week is Solidarity: Extending The Hand of Friendship to All. Building knowledge of the connections we have with people in other places instils empathy within children and is vital to ensure their successful future participation in our global world.

Friendship Week has been a popular event in Irish primary schools for a number of years and I am happy to tell you that we have an exciting new resource pack for 2016 – with curriculum-linked classroom activities created by teachers for teachers.

Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to explore human rights education on a level which children can understand through discussion, creative thinking and fun classroom activities!

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Your Friendship Week Activity Pack...

  • Created by teachers for teachers.
  • Suitable from Junior Infants to 6th Class.
  • Practical curriculum-linked classroom activities.
  • Introduction to human rights for children.
  • Accompanied by FREE child-friendly Friendship Bracelets with new slogans for 2016 in both English and Irish.

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! Simply register online.

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Teachers across the country had great things to say about Friendship Week 2015

“Friendship Week was an excellent example of how positive reinforcement is a powerful tool. Our pupils focused on being proactive in reaching out to one another rather than dwelling on the negatives that are associated with ‘antibullying ’. A great week to build a foundation for good school morale.”

Louise Kenny, Scoil Eanna, Co. Cork

“Friendship Week is a great way to reinforce our school’s anti-bullying policy which promotes friendship.”

Belinda Treanor, St . Michael’s NS, Co. Monaghan

“A great learning experience for the whole school involving children of all ages.”

Tom Conaty, Zion Parish Primary School, Co. Dublin