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Children’s Rights Day 2014

Every 20th November SKIP??celebrates International Children’s Rights Day. This year we had an amazing celebration thanks to a lot of hard work from the volunteers.

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Jake agreed to write and direct a play called, ” The Rhinoceros and the Stars” which reminded the children it was important to follow your dreams.??Th??o put on a magic show which was received with smiles and lots of applause. Mitchell played his guitar to accompany the festivities and the volunteers made things had a lively feel by dancing.

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There were several different activities for the children, they wrote on the walls in chalk, there was a “Tunnel of feelings” where they were challenged to distinguish different flavours while their eyes were covered…

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At the end of the day, we formed a big circle together and danced while thinking about our hopes??for the future.

Here’s what some of the participants had to say:

“I’m so pleased to have been able to participate in today’s celebration and change??roles from a??teacher to a clown – I think I’ve enjoyed it as much as the children!!” ~ Theo, Primary Class Teacher, groups 6 and 8

It was such a special day for me, a testimony to the love that we feel for our work (for the children!!) Jean Claire, English Teaching Coordinator

“An unforgettable experience that I’m going to remember forever” Rachel, English and Art teaching volunteer

You can see more pictures from the day on the SKIP Facebook

Posted in Trujillo and Huanchaco.