Kiwi kids celebrate Peace through art

Kiwi kids celebrate Peace through art

September 22, 2015

 

Last week Human Rights Commissioner Dr Jackie Blue visited Remuera Intermediate School in celebration of the Peace Art competition which students took part in. 

The kids, aged between 11 and 13, submitted a number of fantastic 'Peace Pieces' to the Peace Art competition which you can view in the video below. 

Human Rights Commissioner Dr Jackie Blue commented that she was impressed the students artwork as well as teacher Kris Zemke and the Social Changency group that has been established at the Remuera Intermediate School.

"It is great to meet a group of young New Zealanders who view human rights as something more than a poster on a wall,"

"Through the 'Social Changency', which these students volunteer their time to be a part of, these young New Zealanders are living their values both inside the classroom and out in their communities,"  

"After witnessing the passion that they have for human rights, I am optimistic that the future of New Zealand is in good hands." 

Kris Zemke, Remurera Intermediate School teacher and creator of the Social Changency, commented that the event was just one of the many events and celebrations related to United Nations Days that were organised throughout the year with the aim of raising awareness of social issues among the schools students. 

 

Peace Art Competition Gallery

Shawn Moodie

Shawn is the Human Rights Commission's Digital Communications Advisor.

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