St. David’s stu­dents ex­plore thorny is­sue of jus­tice, and in­jus­tice, in the mod­ern world

Bray People - - THE NOTEBOOK -

LAST OC­TO­BER, 20 tran­si­tion year stu­dents from St. David's Sec­ondary School un­der­took a 10-week Jus­tice Mod­ule in co-op­er­a­tion with Two Coats.

The pri­mary pur­pose of the mod­ule was to in­tro­duce stu­dents to the wide range of com­plex is­sues as­so­ci­ated with jus­tice in our world to­day whether in far-flung com­mu­ni­ties or here at home.

The stu­dents ex­plored is­sues such as poverty, the power of ed­u­ca­tion and the ter­ri­ble con­se­quences when it is de­nied to young peo­ple es­pe­cially young women , in­equal­ity, so­cial ex­clu­sion, sex­ual ex­ploita­tion, health and free­dom of ex­pres­sion.

The tran­si­tion year stu­dents made pre­sen­ta­tions to other stu­dents in the school help­ing to in­crease aware­ness of the jus­tice is­sues and the re­spon­si­bil­ity each and ev­ery one of us has to re­spond to the needs of those who are op­pressed, iso­lated and voice­less.

The stu­dents also de­cided to have a

‘no uni­form' day and raised nearly €400 for the ed­u­ca­tion of the blind chil­dren in Kullu, In­dia – a Two Coats sup­ported project. Two Coats will match this fund and this will guar­an­tee an on-go­ing ed­u­ca­tion for many chil­dren.

‘A big Thank You from all of us in two coats to the tran­si­tion year stu­dents and their teacher, Miriam Kane,' said Paul Dil­lon of the ini­tia­tive.

The stu­dents that took part in the 10-week mod­ule, with their teacher Miriam Kane.

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