One important aspect of the Buckley Country Day School curriculum is that it keeps human rights upfront and center. Whether it’s talking about modern slavery, or having conversations about peace, teachers continually try to find new ways to empower students so they can make a difference.
As part of the fifth and sixth grade LibTech classes, Buckley students used their media literacy and technology skills to create a public service announcement (PSA) for the video competition called Everyone Has Rights.
Buckley is excited to announce that students Sandeep Sood and Bryan Byrne’s video called “The Freedom to Marry” was selected as one of the 2016 Elementary PSA winners. Buckley received a check in the amount of $175.00 to put toward school supplies for the classroom. Congratulations to Sandeep and Bryan! To visit the Everyone Has Rights website click here.
This annual competition was sponsored by the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights’ Speak Truth To Power program in conjunction with the New York State United Teachers organization. For this contest, students needed to create a PSA to address any aspect of human rights in videos that were under two minutes long. This eye-opening project made them aware of just how many people around the world lack the basic rights that they take for granted every day.
To see all the PSA videos created by Buckley students, please click here.