Michael Boyd and Jason McKeown from the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission with Year 11 students from Bangor Academy.
Human rights workshops a hit with Bangor students
The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission was delighted to deliver two free human rights workshops at Bangor Academy and Sixth Form College to 150 pupils in Year 11 who have chosen to do their GCSE in Learning for Life and Work (LLW).
Through the workshops, organised with the help of Co-operation Ireland, the Commission raised awareness of the importance of human rights, the Commission’s work and its statutory duties to promote and protect the rights of everyone in Northern Ireland, including through its Business and Sport forums.
Students looked at a range of human rights that we are all entitled to; exploring real life examples of when these have been violated and discussing which rights can be limited and those rights that can never be taken away from us.
Emma Coulter, LLW teacher at Bangor Academy said:
“Human Rights is an important part of the pupil’s module on Citizenship in LLW. These workshops were fantastic not only for their GCSE but also for raising awareness of the importance of human rights here in Northern Ireland.”
Chief Commissioner Alyson Kilpatrick added:
“The Commission has a duty to promote understanding of the importance of human rights in Northern Ireland. Listening to and engaging with young people in schools is a vital part of our engagement work with the community. I would like to thank Bangor Academy for inviting us out to speak, and I hope we can engage with their young people again in the future. I wish the students all the best with the rest of their studies.”
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